Interdisciplinary Studies of Childhood Ethics: Developing a New Field of Inquiry
- Carnevale, F. A., Campbell, A., Collin-Vezina, D., & Macdonald, M. E.
- Interdisciplinary Studies of Childhood Ethics: Developing a New Field of Inquiry
- Children & Society
The principal aim of this investigation was to help develop 'Interdisciplinary Studies of Childhood Ethics' as a new field of inquiry. We identified: (i) current intra-disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge gaps in childhood ethics; and (ii) priorities for future research and development. A prominent problem, highlighted within and across disciplines, relates to how the best interests standard should be reconciled with the recognition of children as agents. This project makes an innovative contribution by promoting the development of interdisciplinary childhood ethics knowledge and standards, informing future improvements in childhood research and services.