Children as citizens: not on campus

Phillips, Louise (2011) Children as citizens: not on campus. Australian Universities' Review, 53 (2). pp. 5-10. ISSN 0818-8068

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Most Australian universities have a policy that stipulates responsibilities and protocol for situations when children are on campus. In recent times children have begun to be seen as agentic with rights to participation in society. Ideas of children as citizens, that is, as active members of the public sphere, have been theorised, discussed and investigated. University campuses have also been defined as sites of citizenship (e.g., Harkavy, 2006). This paper examines the positioning of children as citizens on university campuses through analysis of how children are defined in children on campus policies from three Australian universities. Poststructuralist readings make visible irony at play, and a case is argued for the reworking of children on campus policies to be built on language that position children as welcome participants of universities as democratic sites.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright retained by author.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 02:09
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2015 03:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: children's citizenship; democracy; campus policy; discourse analysis
Fields of Research : 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160512 Social Policy
16 Studies in Human Society > 1606 Political Science > 160602 Citizenship
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939903 Equity and Access to Education

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