Introducing children's perspectives and participation in research

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Harcourt, Deborah and Einarsdottir, Johanna. (2011). Introducing children's perspectives and participation in research. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal. 19(3), pp. 301 - 307. https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2011.597962
AuthorsHarcourt, Deborah and Einarsdottir, Johanna
Abstract

Over recent years, there has been increasing attention to the importance of involving children and listening to their voices and perspectives in research. The purpose of this monograph is to draw upon exemplary research with young children that is being undertaken in partnership with academics across the globe. The articles also seek to examine some of the critical issues and ethical dilemmas in this unique research paradigm. We are pleased to present discussion from a diverse range of research settings which includes Sweden, Iceland, Italy, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and Australia. The underlying philosophy of each article is that all young children have the competence to engage in research as sophisticated thinkers and communicators and that the inclusion of children's views are pivotal if we are to understand their life worlds.

Keywordschildren's perspectives; sociology of childhood; children's rights; research with children; listening
Year2011
JournalEuropean Early Childhood Education Research Journal
Journal citation19 (3), pp. 301 - 307
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN1350-293X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1350293X.2011.597962
Scopus EID2-s2.0-80053208408
Page range301 - 307
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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