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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( For the purposes of this chapter , ' child ' will be used to indicate the disabled partner and ' adult ' to signify the non - disabled communication partner . ) Issues relating to research method The population of children with severe ...
Shotter ( 1973 , cited in Harris 1994 ) indicated that part of being a person ' was the ability to exercise personal power , which allows the individual to influence the world and to achieve desired outcomes .
They showed that pupils given switches to operate electronic devices to produce an effect demonstrated preferences and indicated the ability to make choices . Being able to produce a clear overt signal can indicate to the child and ...
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