Handlebar of a tricycle. Izuhara, Tsushima Island, Japan. © Matt Lemon Photography. All Rights Reserved.
“[W]here technology has advanced enough to allow humans the free time to make judgements upon others, then child labour or education becomes just another label to mark others as different. By differentiating between cultures, we apply our own values, perhaps superimposing them on the values of those who come from a different historical and sociological background. The concept of western culture as ‘better’ comes from our assumption of developing nations as ‘worse’ and we use our concepts of childhood as a fundamental measure in this regard.”
Roberts, K. (2010). The child as currency: examining adults’ concepts of the value of childhood, The Plymouth Student Educator, Vol. 2, No 1, pp.40-49.
What does childhood mean to you? What reminds you of childhood? What do you think childhood should be like?