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Research and pupil voice

Lewis, Ann (Prof) and Porter, Jill (2007) Research and pupil voice. In: Handbook of Special Education. Sage Publications Ltd, pp. 222-232. ISBN 9781412907286

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"There are many reasons for involving children and young people in the process of research (Kirby, Lanyon, Kronin, & Sinclairl,2003). We may for example believe that the research will be better or more meaningful,and have greater validity in revealing children’s views and experiences. Additionally we may believe in the importance of democratic participation, and that children should contribute to the decision-making process in the development of aspects of their lives that particularly concern them. We may also as educators recognize that contributing to the research process provides an important vehicle for personal development. There is therefore a growing body of interest in developing research that might be described as participatory,whether this involves ensuring that the voices of all children are included, extends to the active engagement of children in the research process, or (as in emancipatory research traditions) involves children explicitly leading the research process."

Type of Work:Book Section
Date:2007 (Publication)
School/Faculty:Schools (1998 to 2008) > School of Education
Department:School of Education
Subjects:LC Special aspects of education
L Education (General)
Institution:University of Birmingham
Copyright Holders:Sage Publications Ltd
ID Code:281
Refereed:YES
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