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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Did they feel that the adults were listening to what they had to say and did they feel that they had a choice about participating , or did they feel that they were left uninformed and excluded from the process ?
A major shortcoming with this option is that adults can provide information on how they presume a child should feel based only on their opinions about the child's abilities , strengths , weaknesses , personality , and so on .
14 What do you feel about smoking ? Why ? Is it worse for Sikhs to smoke ? What do you feel about alcohol ? Why ? What do you feel about taking drugs ? Why ? 15 What do your parents feel are the most important qualities for you to have ...
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