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Young children as protagonists and the role of participatory, visual methods in engaging multiple perspectives

Clark, Alison (2010). Young children as protagonists and the role of participatory, visual methods in engaging multiple perspectives. American Journal of Community Psychology, 46(1- 2) pp. 115–123.

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How can the perspectives, insights and interests of young children, under 6 years-old, be given status in processes of change? This paper will examine the contribution participatory and visual methods can make to enabling young children to document their experiences and to facilitate exchange with adults. Examples will be drawn from three research studies in educational settings which have developed a specific research method, the Mosaic approach (Clark and Moss 2001; Clark 2004; Clark 2005) which brings together visual and verbal research tools. This paper will discuss how researching with young children rather than on young children can redraw the boundaries between adults’ and children’s roles in the research process including the relationship with the research audience.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Society for Community, Research and Action
ISSN: 1573-2770
Keywords: participatory action research; visual research methods; young children
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 25769
Depositing User: Alison Clark
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2010 16:24
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2012 17:37
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