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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It can be argued that to be human confers personhood and absolute rights which should not be circumscribed by age , ability , nationality , gender or any other characteristic . However , in the UK legislation , such as the Disability ...
Alongside these observational notes , I maintained complementary ' theoretical and methodological notes which related my observations to theoretical considerations of gender identity and group work , reflected on my methodological ...
She focused not only on the ways children erected borders between the genders , and therefore defined maleness and femaleness , but also on the border crossings engaged in by different children . She described the ways that gender ...
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