COULD CHILDREN'S GROUPS PARTICIPATE IN SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT? A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW
Child participation has become an essential trend in Indonesia after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Indonesia is also committed to providing a platform for children to voice their contribution to local and international development. This study aims to analyze the development of communication of children's participation in development in Indonesia by conducting a comparative study to see children's participation in an international context. The systematic review method was chosen in this study. From 1822 articles, 21 articles that describe children's participation were selected for further analysis. The study's findings are that children's participation can be realized massively in all aspects of children's lives, such as religion, art, sports, and post-conflict situations. Children's participation in Indonesia has reached the stage of involving children but not yet at the maximum level of participation, namely the participation of children by children. Children's participation also has the highest level. Namely, children and adults can share decisions to produce collaboration in development.
Children Group, Participatory Communication, Social Development, Systematic Review.