Researching Young Children's Perspectives: Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research with children by Deborah HarcourtResearching Young Children's Perspectives: Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research with children by Deborah Harcourt

Researching Young Children's Perspectives: Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research…

EditorDeborah Harcourt, Bob Perry, Tim Waller

Paperback | April 20, 2011

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What ethical dilemmas face researchers who work with young children?

Researching Young Children¿s Perspectivescritically examines the challenges and complexities of rights based, participatory research with children. Rather than approaching these dilemmas as problematic issues, this book positions them as important topics for discussion and reflection.

Drawing from their own rich experiences as research collaborators with young children in internationally diverse settings, the authors consider the ethical, methodological and theoretical frameworks that guide best-practice in research with young children. Each chapter poses points for consideration that will inform and challenge both the novice and experienced researcher, such as:

  • How ¿participatory¿ can research be with infants under eighteen months?
  • When should listening through observation stand alone?
  • What is the distinction between methodologies and methods?
  • How canallyoung children be assured of a voice in research?

The authors also present seven separate case studies which demonstrate exemplary research with young children. Each study is accompanied by insightful commentary from the authors, who highlight the issues or difficulties faced and propose potential solutions.

If you are a student at undergraduate level and above, this book will give you all the confidence you need to conduct your own high quality research with children.

Deborah Harcourtis Professor of Early Childhood at the Australian Catholic University, based in Brisbane, Australia.Bob Perryis Professor of Education in the Murray School of Education at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga, Australia.Tim Walleris Reader in Early Years Education and Coordinator of the Childhood Research Cluster at...
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Title:Researching Young Children's Perspectives: Debating the ethics and dilemmas of educational research…Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:April 20, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041560494X

ISBN - 13:9780415604949

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Table of Contents

ForewordAlison Clark  Commencing the conversationDeborah Harcourt, Bob Perry and Tim Waller  Part 1: Ethics, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks  1.Respecting children¿s rights and agency: theoretical insights into ethical research procedures Anne B Smith  2.TheEthics of participatory research involving children with special needsColette Gray and Eileen Winter 3. Informed assent: Processes and procedures seeking research partnerships with young childrenDeborah Harcourt and Heather Conroy  4.Researching the rights of children under three years old to participate in the curriculum in early years education and careAngeliki Bitou and Tim Waller  5. Balancing methodologies and methods in researching with young children Sue Dockett, J¿hanna Einarsd¿ttir and Bob Perry Part 2: Case studies of high quality research with young children  6. Supporting children¿s participation rights: curriculum and research approaches Sarah Te One  7. Children¿s voices in early childhood settings¿ every day concertsHartmut Kupfer  8.Researching infants' experience of early childhood education and careJennifer Sumsion, Linda Harrison, Fran Press, Sharynne McLeod, Joy Goodfellow and Ben Bradley  9. Eliciting young children¿s perspectives on indoor play provision in their classroom: reflections and challengesLiz Dunphy and Therese Farrell  10. Seeing spaces, inhabiting places: hearing school beginnersAlma Fleet and Clare Britt  11.In tune with the learner¿s perspective in music: theoretical and analytical considerations when interviewing children Cecilia Wallerstedt, Niklas Pramling and Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson  12.Producing and using video data with young children: A case study of ethical questions and practical consequencesSue Robson