In this interview Professor Roger Hart discusses his background and early career and his interest in understanding the everyday lives of children in relation to their physical environment, particularly those living in difficult circumstances. He explains his commitment to supporting international development agencies to find new ways of enabling disadvantaged children to express their concerns as a way of better fulfilling their rights. He acknowledges his discomfort with the way in which his writing on children’s participation has been translated and broadcast in relation to cultures which are very different to his own and stresses the need for researchers in minority world countries to learn, understand and respect differences in childhoods in majority world contexts.
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