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Researching Children's Perspectives : UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP - Ann Lewis

Researching Children's Perspectives

UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP

Paperback Published: 1st December 1999
ISBN: 9780335202799
Number Of Pages: 256

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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 volume addresses the issues and practicalities surrounding the obtaining of children's views, particularly in the research context. It 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 the inclusion of sample data collection instruments. Thus it makes transparent issues about the rationale and means of collecting children's views. The book is structured around two main sections. The first 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). The second section illustrates these aspects by focusing on methods and applications in obtaining children's views in specific projects.

"...a useful grounding for anyone who is involved in research with children, as well as a range of professionals who work wit children and wish to giant their views and opinions." - Penny Slater

Theoretical and conceptual issues
Introduction
Researching children's perspectives ethical issues
The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child giving children a voice
Researching children's perspectives legal issues
Researching children's perspectives a psychological dimension
Researching children's perspectives a sociological dimension
Practical applications
Children and young people and care proceedings
A matter of life and death a reflective account of two examples of practitioner research into children's understanding and experience of death and bereavement
The educational self-perception of children with Down syndrome
Research involving children with severe learning difficulties
Let's do it properly inviting children to be researchers
Researching 8-13 year olds' perspectives on their experience of religion
A 'risky' business researching the health beliefs of children and young children
Collecting the views of young people with moderate learning difficulties
Falling out of school a young woman's reflections on her chequered experience of schooling
Overview
Appendices
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780335202799
ISBN-10: 0335202799
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Education OUP
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st December 1999
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1