Researching Children's Perspectives
"This is a book which I will return to over time. It carries a powerful, and empowering, message about the task of researching children's views...(It) deserves to find an automatic place in staffroom libraries. I happily recommed it." - Support for Learning"
The 1990s have been marked by a growing emphasis, in various professional contexts, on obtaining the views of clients, including children. This position is an international one, shared across the developed world, and encapsulated in the UN Convention on the rights of the child. This book addresses the issues and practicalities surrounding the obtaining of children's views, particularly in the research context. The book takes a deliberately and explicitly pluralist stance. Its distinctiveness rests on the scrutiny of methodological issues pertaining to the collection of children's views and practical applications. The book is structured around two main sections. Section 1 examines five aspects of theoretical and conceptual issues (ethical issues and codes of conduct, children's rights, the legal perspective, developmental dimensions and sociological issues). Section 2 illustrates these aspects by focusing on methods and applications in obtaining children's views in specific projects.
... examples of practitioner research into children's understanding and experience of death and bereavement Caroline Jones and Jane Tannock Background and context Ethical issues : access , consent and confidentiality Impact on the ...
... example , must be considered with respect to the participant in a context . In its simple form , the three ... examples of research which differ on these dimensions . Next I shall consider the distinction between research as educational ...
... Example 1 A third year undergraduate student completes an experiment . For 15 minutes , the student is presented with non - words on a computer screen which are read aloud , or matched by common characteristics . In this example the ...
... example , the National Curriculum assessments at the end of Key Stages . These certainly are not presented as research ; indeed the results arising from them are published as factual representations of the standards in each cohort , and ...
... example of a profession where research and its conduct are taken very seriously . Typically there will be a local ethics committee functioning with clear procedure and authority which must approve any research activity and consider ...
Part 2 Practical applications
Part 3 Overview