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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... research took place in school , the respondents had learning difficulties , and so on . All these factors are likely to reduce children's ability to exert their rights . In order to allow children more power over the research process ...
... process in order to be observers and cataloguers of that gendered world . The research activity cannot itself be disengaged from the children's own projects of ' self - making ' . We can see that if ethnography evokes objective distance ...
... research ? • For whom is it undertaken ? • What research methods are appropriate ? • How can those researched find a voice in the research process ? The authors consider inter - relations between theory and method and the processes of ...
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