Reassembling politics across children's cultures to scale intersectional pedagogies

01 January 2024 → 31 December 2027
European funding: framework programme
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Education, culture and society not elsewhere classified
Childhood studies
Project description

Children, as creative social agents, generate unique children's cultures and contribute to the production of welcoming and worthy societies. The goal of this project is to legitimize and elevate children's discourses as scientific knowledge, which must be addressed to enhance children's well-being, the primary axis for building democratic communities. The K-Reporters project is interdisciplinary, international, and intersectoral, with the aim of exploring children's politics and children’s cultures of well-being in contemporary societies. It pursues to acknowledge children's agencies and learn from their creative strategies for survival, particularly in navigating conflict and discomfort. The project will develop cartographies and countertopographies of children's cultures in childhood studies, forging global alliances based on community practices for social change. Ultimately, the project seeks to transform neoliberal, adult-centric, gendered and colonial thinking on children and childhood by scaling intersectional pedagogies based on evidence-based knowledge, transferable skills, and networking to ensure informed decision-making and meaningful action in education and well-being standards. To do so, K-Reporters will reassemble data produced by children and various project stakeholders through ethnography and by merging intersectional approaches, methods, and interdisciplinarity. The project's key lies in transferring educational resources to different fields by validating and disseminating them to educational spaces. K-Reporters will inform the international development of new educational innovations that improve pre-service and in-service teacher education, as well as prepare social workers, educators, and policymakers, among other professionals working with children. Additionally, it will contribute to the fields of Education and Social Justice by addressing the intersectional design method, which is currently underdeveloped.

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