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

Body, Alison, Lau, Emily, Joanne, Josephidou (2020) Engaging children in meaningful charity: Opening-up the spaces within which children learn to give. Children and Society, 34 (3). pp. 189-203. ISSN 0951-0605. (doi:10.1111/chso.12366) (KAR id:78699)

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: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/chso.12366
Uncontrolled keywords: children, charity, giving, prosocial, civic engagement
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Alison Body
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2019 10:59 UTC
Last Modified: 04 May 2024 03:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/78699 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

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