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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These procedures are powerful as negative reviews may result in research not being funded , or papers not being published . a Professional bodies It might be argued that one of the indicators of a mature profession is that it has an ...
See for example the perspectives of the various professionals involved ( Murch and Hooper 1992 ; Hunt and Macleod 1997 ) and ... subject to such proceedings other than a study by a professional working within the system ( Clark 1995 ) .
One area where this has had a strong influence is in medicine , where an ethical code of practice has been central to the professional control of standards and practices . Developments in the social sciences have seen attempts by ...
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