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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Decisions might be taken by that person , or passed to a senior officer or the local education committee , particularly if the proposed research were considered ' sensitive ' . With the post - Education Reform Act 1988 shift in the ...
Those researching in other Common Law countries , for example , the USA , Canada , Australia , New Zealand , will also find that similar concepts have taken root ; elsewhere differences are likely to be greater .
These were taken up by psychologists and educators as a structure by which they could understand the growth and development of children to adulthood . Piaget devised a four stage model of cognitive development , loosely linked to ...
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