Kapitel i antologi

Children’s well-being and communication

Publication

Kapitelförfattare
Florencia Enghel

Förlag / Utgivare
Springer

Beskrivning

The well-being of children represents a challenge not yet fully confronted and The Handbook of Child Well-being supplies its readers with a thorough overview of the complexities and implications regarding the scientific and practical pursuit of children's well-being. The handbook addresses the concept of well-being through an in-depth analysis of the perspectives and vocabularies of various disciplines such as, philosophy, theology, psychology and sociology. It covers important issues in child well-being and the problems of the general politics of well-being as well as the implementation of interventional programs and measures. In addition the handbook deals with the methods of measuring well-being for a scientifically grounded understanding and also for policy-making. The interdisciplinary set up of the handbook makes it a unique work that offers readers from a vast scope of child-related disciplines and professions a profound overview of the complexities and implications of the scientific and practical pursuit of children’s well-being.

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Abstrakt

Provided that communication is understood both as a social practice and as a right, it can be promoted as a meaningful capability that prepares children to critically read, and thus have the potential to transform, their everyday worlds. Communication can be an avenue towards strengthening children’s resilience and encouraging their participation in those matters that affect them. This article explores communication from three angles considered relevant to facilitating children’s ability to voice their needs and claim their rights: intergenerational communication, which focuses on the ways in which adults can best communicate with children; communication for development and social change, which focuses on the ways in which communication can be used strategically to address problematic social issues and their solution; and representations of children in the media, which focuses on the ways in which children should be communicated about in society at large as well as on the ways in which children can engage in redressing misrepresentations.

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Detaljer

  • Typ:
    Kapitel i antologi (refereegranskat)
  • Antologi:
    Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective
  • Publicerad:
    2014
  • Förlag / Utgivare:
  • Språk:
    Engelska

Om författaren

Florencia Enghel

Florencia Enghel (Ph.D., Karlstad University, 2014) is a media and communication researcher. Her doctoral study, "Video letters, mediation and (proper) distance", which analyzes post-conflict international development communication intervention in... Läs vidare

Referens

Enghel, F. (2014). Children’s well-being and communication. In: B. A., C. F., F. I. and K. J.E., eds., Handbook of Child Well-Being: Theories, Methods and Policies in Global Perspective, Sao Paulo: Springer.