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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In the beginning While working as a primary school teacher in the early 1990s , I became conscious of a growing concern with the behaviours displayed by boys within the schools I taught . Talk of boys ' behaviours dominated staff room ...
... a Inviting ' them'in Without direct access to the boys ' voices , and the difficulties of sustaining a full - time job and doctoral research , I sought to integrate the research into the curricular practices of the class .
A series of similar figures were produced detailing conceptual attributes and descriptors for ' Boys ' conceptions of genderedness – femaleness ' ; ' Boys ' conceptions of genderedness - maleness ' ; ' Girls ' positive attributes of ...
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