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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 21 REFLECT with children

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Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 21 REFLECT with children Sara Cottingham Introduction used to pay dowries for earlier marriages for their daughters. Thus, the objective of REFLECT with children is the greater "Children are not a popular group with empowerment of children: the starting point is development workers. They do not provide their existing role in the socio-economic- `valid' feedback in evaluations, and almost cultural context in which they live (see Figure never bring credit to development 1). organisations by speaking out in wider for! We are often happy to wait until these children What is REFLECT with children? are grown up and see them enrol in empowering adult literacy classes, and engage in participatory development activities - with As with adults, REFLECT with children is an the aim of social change. Is there any reason education intervention based on discussion of to wait for social change?" (Frema Osei- relevant issues using participatory techniques. Opare, personal communication, 1998). It provides a space where children can relate the new information and skills provided by On this basis, can REFLECT make a their teacher (who has a different role to that of contribution in the area of children's a facilitator for ...

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