Children, Youth and Environments.
Vol 17, No.2 (2007)
ISSN 1546-2250


Announcement: Can I play out? Lessons from London Plays Home Zones Project [PDF 60 KB]

Pushing the Boundaries:
Critical International Perspectives on Child and Youth Participation

Special Issue

Guest Editors: Caitlin Cahill and Roger A. Hart

Caitlin Cahill and Roger A. Hart

Focus on Europe

Guest Editors: Barry Percy-Smith and Alison Clark

Focus on Australia and New Zealand/Aotearoa

Guest Editor: Anita Harris

Focus on Southeast Asia, East Asia and the Pacific

Guest Editor: Joachim Theis

Focus on South and Central Asia

Guest Editors: Claire O'Kane and Ravi Karkara

Focus on Japan

Guest Editor: Isami Kinoshita

Focus on Latin America

Guest Editors: Yolanda Corona Caraveo and María Eugenia Linares Pontón



Focus on the United States and Canada

Guest Editors: Caitlin Cahill and Roger A. Hart

Re-Thinking the Boundaries of Civic Participation by Children and Youth in North America
[PDF Full Version (74 KB)]
Caitlin Cahill and Roger A. Hart

Reflective Practice

The YouthPower Story: How Adults Can Better Support Young People's Sustained Participation in Community-Based Planning
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (613 KB)]
Myrna Margulies Breitbart and Imre Kepes

Field Reports

Challenging Stereotypes about First Nations Children and Youth: Collaborative Photography with the Innu from Uashat mak Mani-Utenam
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (516 KB)]
Karoline Truchon

The Co-Construction of Knowledge in "Safe Spaces": Reflecting on Politics and Power in Participatory Action Research
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (82 KB)]
Brett G. Stoudt

Making Space, Making Change: Models for Youth-Led Social Change Organizations
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (1.6 MB)]
Youth Speak Out Coalition and Kristen Zimmerman

Peering In: A Look into Reflective Practices in Youth Participatory Action Research
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (65 KB)]
Sarah Zeller-Berkman

Our Story of Yoga: Participatory Learning and Action with Young Children
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (66 KB)]
Ilana Palgi

Youth and School Transformation

A Map for Social Change: Latino Students Engage a Praxis of Ethnography
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (63 KB)]
Julio Cammarota

Field Reports

Supporting Youth Participation in School Reform: Preliminary Notes from a University-Community Partnership
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (59 KB)]
Ben Kirshner

The Time Is Now: Youth Organize to Transform Philadelphia High Schools
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (120 KB)]
Gretchen E.L. Suess and Kristine S. Lewis

"This Is Political!" Negotiating the Legacies of the First School-Based Gay Youth Group
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (48 KB)]
Dominique Johnson

Youth Voice in Urban High School Transformation: "We're Talking ... Is Anyone Listening?"
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (173 KB)]
Sara Kilroy, Rebecca Dezan, Angel Riepe, and Laurie Ross

Youth Transforming Their Environments and Communities

Power and Pitfalls of Youth Participation in Community-Based Action Research
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (1.1 MB)]
Jonathan K. London

Engaging Youth for Positive Change: A Critical Analysis of Case Studies on Local Action
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (101 KB)]
Daniel G. Cooper and Scott P. Hays

Field Reports

Engaging Youth to Engage Community in Sustainable Grassroots Planning
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (273 KB)]
Maged Senbel

Placeworx: A Model to Foster Youth Engagement and Empowerment
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (407 KB)]
Laxmi Ramasubramanian and Atanacio Gonzalez

Growing Up in NYC: Reflections on Two Summers of Action Research
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (576 KB)]
David Driskell

Youth Design Participation to Support Ecological Literacy: Reflections on Charrettes for an Outdoor Learning Laboratory
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (561 KB)]
Nancy D. Rottle and Julie M. Johnson

¡Escuelas, Si! ¡Pintas, No! (Schools, Yes! Prisons, No!) Connecting Youth Action Research and Youth Organizing in California
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (251 KB)]
Dana Wright

Greener Voices: Strategies to Increase the Participation of Children and Youth in Gardening Activities
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (179 KB)]
Kristi S. Lekies, Marcia Eames-Sheavly, Leigh MacDonald, and Kimberly J. Wong

Children and Design Students as Partners in Community Design: The Growing Up in Cities Projects in Montreal and Guadalajara
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (412 KB)]
Marie Lessard and Juan Torres

Political Participation and Youth in Local Governance

Youth Activists in the Age of Postmodern Globalization: Notes from an Ongoing Project
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (92 KB)]
Maria de los Angeles Torres

Field reports

Beyond Tokenism: Participatory Evaluation Processes and Meaningful Youth Involvement in Decision-Making
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (91 KB)]
Nadim Kara

Vaughan Youth Cabinet: Youth Participation in Community Planning and Design
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (462 KB)]
Marianne Perri

Evaluation of Youth Programs

Where Are Young People in Youth Program Evaluation Research?
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (106 KB)]
Kira Krenichyn, Nicole Schaefer-McDaniel, Heléne Clark, and Sarah Zeller-Berkman

A Social Justice Perspective on Youth and Community Development: Theorizing the Processes and Outcomes of Participation
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (274 KB)]
Sharon Egretta Sutton

Splitting the Ranks: Youth as Leaders, Laborers and Learners in U.S. Public Space Participation Projects
[HTML Abstract] [PDF Full Version (149 KB)]
Darcy Varney

Book Reviews

Keepin' it Real: School Success beyond Black and White
by Prudence L. Carter

High Schools on a Human Scale: How Small Schools Can Transform American Education
by Thomas Toch

Teaching Green: The Elementary Years

Teaching Green: The Middle Years
by Tim Grant and Gail Littlejohn, eds.

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