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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Indeed , while I was able to observe where the meetings took place , who was present and what factors ' appeared to have a positive or negative affect upon the interaction , I was also able to follow up such observations , at the ...
These included one 7 - year - old , Leanne , who had changed from not being able to talk about her mother to being able to talk in detail ; Michael , aged 6 , who played hospital role play and revealed that he would not talk about his ...
Being able to produce a clear overt signal can indicate to the child and adult simultaneously that the child has made a communicative gesture . The feedback provided by the ICT mechanism can reduce instances of missed signals .
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