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Engaging children in meaningful charity: Opening-up the spaces within which children learn to give

Body, Alison; Lau, Emily and Josephidou, Joanne (2019). Engaging children in meaningful charity: Opening-up the spaces within which children learn to give. Children and Society (Early Access).

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Abstract

This paper presents qualitative evidence from an in-depth, participative action research project with 150 children aged 4-8 years old, exploring their experiences, perceptions and preferences regarding charitable giving. Most children positively engage in charitable giving through home, school and their community, however less than 20% are aware of the cause area they are being asked to support, and most have little decision-making in their giving. Children’s willingness to engage increases when they critically examine the cause area and are facilitated to lead on giving decisions, often resulting in increased and sustained efforts to support cause areas that matter to them.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 John Wiley & Sons Ltd and National Children’s Bureau
ISSN: 1099-0860
Keywords: children; charity; giving; prosocial; civic engagement
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Education Futures
Item ID: 68227
Depositing User: Joanne Josephidou
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2019 08:54
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2020 12:34
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/68227
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