Silence of specific groups of children in researches
ABSTRACT Gradually, we have seen the expansion of space granted to the voice of children in researches on social and human sciences, although historically they have disregarded children’s voice, because they were seen as incompetent to judge or properly inform. The article discusses how their perspective has been incorporated in Brazilian research, with special emphasis on the characterization of the children involved. We have analyzed 179 research report articles of anthropology, education, psychology and sociology with the involvement of children that were published between 2000 and 2012 in journals classified as A1 or A2 by the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES). Young children, living in non-urban areas or located in the North, Northeast and Midwest remain silenced. There is this absence with important theoretical and political repercussion.