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Benefits of participation in student local governments for children and youth

Autor Aneta Gregorová
Organisation FSS MU
Year 2016
Research type bachelor thesis
Annotation The topic of the thesis is cooperation of children and youth in public life of democratic society specifically it is focused on contribution of their participation in student self-governments and student parliament for members of those organizations. The first part is focused on theoretical background and the definition of participation. It also describes the hierarchy of student parliaments in Czech Republic and introduces the idea of National parliament of children and youth to the reader. The thesis also partially pays attention to history of these parliaments and it is based on books written by professionals from this field led by a great teacher and co-founder of European Association of Institutions of Non-formal Education of Children and Youth, Břetislav Hofbauer. The second part, with help of series of qualitative interviews with current and past members of parliament representatives, their parents and teachers, identifies all the different forms of contribution and benefits that come with participation of children, and which can be also seen as motivation for potential future members of parliaments. The aim of the thesis is introduction of youth participation and making the background for propagation of the parliaments.
Keywords Participation of children and youth, student governments, children's parliaments, The National Children and Youth Parliament, public life, participation in society, public policy
Research type unrepeated research
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Research location Ano
Organisation FSS MU
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Registry administrator Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Operator Národní pedagogický institut ČR
In cooperation Czech Council of Children and Youth
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