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 Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Acceptance ( Harter and Pike 1984 ) has been used successfully by ... The scale is available in a preschool / kindergarten ( 4- and 5 - year - olds ) version and a first grade / second ...
So , for example , the original wording used in the Harter and Pike ( 1984 ) scale was : “ This girl isn't very good at bouncing the ball , and this girl is pretty good at bouncing the ball ' . This was changed to ' This girl isn't good ...
However , future researchers may wish to revise the scale by discarding items irrelevant to the specific age of their sample and adding more relevant items . Incomplete or unreliable scales In spite of the careful choice of techniques ...
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