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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... pupils . Individual interviews put a lot of pressure on pupils to respond to questions and , in the school situation , may be more often used for measuring progress or judging a pupil's potential . Examples of this type of interview are ...
... pupils . The purpose of the research was explained to the pupils to try to allay any feelings of apprehension they may have had . The four pupils were eager to help with the research . The opportunity was taken to try an introductory ...
... pupils to be interviewed , their lack of confidence and self - esteem , it was particularly important to have spent time with the pupils prior to the interview and discussion to put them at their ease . Many of them were immature in ...
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