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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The establishment of an Office of Children's Rights Commissioner , to promote the rights and best interests of children , in line with endorsements contained in the UN Convention , would be an important development in this regard .
Parental responsibility ( the parental right to make decisions ) is not absolute but is restricted by the parent's obligation to act in the child's interests and the rights of the mature child to make decisions independently .
It stands at the intersection of three interest group : the researchers ; the funders and policymakers ; and the people whose lives and views are being ... This book addresses the questions : • Whose interests are served by research ?
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