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.
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TINA DETHERIDGE This chapter is concerned with gathering the attitudes and responses of children with severe or profound learning disabilities . These children will have significant communication difficulties , may be non - speaking and ...
All except one ( Crozier , Chapter 14 ) were funded research projects or doctoral research . Arguably , neither context is one in which innovation in methodology is encouraged . The stakes are too high to risk not getting ' good ' ( in ...
This is particularly related to children's developmental status plus the psychological and legal implications arising ( see Chapters 3 and 4 ) . This is not to regard children simply as ' deficient ' adults ( see Chapter 5 for a ...
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