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MELO, Lis Albuquerque; COLACO, Veriana de Fátima Rodrigues  and  PASCUAL, Jesus Garcia. Children, participative budget and the theory of activity: some reflections. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.63, n.3, pp. 58-71. ISSN 1809-5267.

The right to participation and to be heard is granted to children in a society that is culturally and historically constructed with reference to adults and that also conceives childhood as a "becoming". This paper aims to discuss children´s participation in the participatory budgeting of a Brazilian northeastern municipality, from a theoretical discussion based on Leontiev´s Human Activity Theory. Human activity, understood in its mediation role in the human being - material world relationship -, makes it possible to think about children´s participation by relating it to the activity that is taken into account and, hence, to the actions and operations undertaken to develop this activity, considering its appropriation by children within culturally configured contexts.

Keywords : Children's participation; Participative budget; Human activity theory.

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