A causeway to impact: a proposed new integrated framework for intergenerational community‐based participatory action research

Emma Loudon*, Joanne Neary, Ben McAteer, Kathryn Higgins, Christopher Chapman

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Abstract

Over recent decades there has been growing interest in amplifying children and young people's views (CYP) within policy debates. Despite this, they are rarely invited to participate in key policy-making discussions, and when they are, this tends to be tokenistic. This paper presents an intergenerational methodological framework ‘The Causeway Approach’, inspired by the mythology of the Giant's Causeway, which addresses the challenge of CYP's voices being drowned out by adult stakeholders. This contextualised approach has significant potential to benefit CYP and communities through capacity building, strengthening of social capital and fostering intergenerational connections.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
JournalChildren & Society
Early online date22 Nov 2023
DOIs
Publication statusEarly online date - 22 Nov 2023

Keywords

  • Children
  • Community
  • Intergenerational
  • Participation

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