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Empowering children and young people as researchers: overcoming barriers and building capacity

Kellett, Mary (2011). Empowering children and young people as researchers: overcoming barriers and building capacity. Child Indicators Research , 4(2) pp. 205–219.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12187-010-9103-1
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Abstract

This paper explores the concept of children-as-reseasrchers through an exposition of the pioneering work of the Children's Research Centreat the Open University UK, http://childrens-research-centre.open.ac.uk. It situates this work within an empowerment and rights framework and charts its journey, from the first pilot work to recognition as a centre with significant international reach. The impact of child-led research, in terms of contribution to the body of knowledge on childhoods and our understanding of children's lived experiences, are examined along with a discussion of how child-led reserach can be influential in policy and practice contexts.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Springer Science+Business Media BV
ISSN: 1874-897X
Extra Information: From the issue entitled "Special Issue on Children as Experts in Their Lives: Child Inclusive Research"

Keywords: child-led research; voice; participation
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: 28397
Depositing User: Mary Kellett
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2011 09:23
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 09:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/28397
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