Researching Children's Perspectives
Ann Lewis, Geoff Lindsay
Open University Press, 2000 - 239 páginas
"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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... perceptions of children and young people subject to such proceedings other than a study by a professional working within the system ( Clark 1995 ) . The need to focus upon children's own perceptions was highlighted in a study that ...
... perceptions were in comparison to some ' objective ' standard . It is children's conception of themselves that will affect their self - concept , regardless of how accurate their self - perceptions are . Female children with Down ...
... perceptions in a domain they consider unimportant . However , because of the language limitations of children with Down Syndrome and because the aim was to ascertain self - perceptions within specific school related areas these ...
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