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Definition of the noun Adultism

What does Adultism mean as a name of something?


  1. A predisposition towards adults (or a bias against children).


Adultism has been defined as "the power adults have over children".

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Google previewUnderstanding Advocacy For Children And Young People (2009)

by Boylan, Jane, Dalrymple, Jane

Adultism is a term that has been used to explain the oppression of children and young people by adults. For Barford and Wattam (1991), adultism is something that 'has the same power dimension as sexism and racism and it is such a ...

Google previewADHD Alternatives (2012)

A Natural Approach to Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder by Aviva J. Romm, Tracy Romm

Avoiding adultism means that we don't treat kids as if we are better, smarter, more important, or more powerful than they are based on our age — we are merely more experienced. To avoid adultism, we need to begin to see children as equal ...

Google previewSocial Work Concerns and Challenges in the 21st Century (2009)

by V. V. Devasia

CHILDREN'S VULNERABILITY Macro Factors Adultism: Adultism is a prejudicing ideology that refers to biased assumptions about physical and mental incapability of children with reference to adults being more mature and encourages ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Out-of-School Learning (2017)

by Kylie Peppler

Adultism. Programs to support youth activism typically involve adults in some form of leadership capacity. While the adults and youth who gravitate toward these programs share a belief in the importance of youth voice, the patterns of behavior ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender (2017)

by Kevin L. Nadal

multicultural identities, adultism may be mitigated in the life of a cisgender or TGNC adolescent's life by being able to access privilege, such as financial or educational resources. On the other hand, multiple identities that do not have privilege ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopedia of Geography, 15 Volume Set (2017)

People, the Earth, Environment and Technology by Douglas Richardson, Noel Castree, Michael F. Goodchild, Audrey Kobayashi, Weidong Liu, Richard A. Marston

Just as feminist geographers challenged the masculinism of the discipline, children's and young people's geographers confront the power relations of adultism, recognizing that children and young people are significant members of human ...

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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1I1S1M3

The value of this 8-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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