Rethinking Children and Research

Rethinking Children and Research

Author: Mary Kellett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441139450

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Rethinking Children and Research considers the way people approach research into childhood and children's lives and examines the debates concerning the forms and goals of such research. Theoretical and practice-based perspectives are discussed in the context of recent key developments in research theory and philosophy of children. Mary Kellett promotes the idea that researchers should listen to the voices and perspectives of children as experts on their own lives, and offers insights and guidance on approaches to research design, implementation and presentation. Recent debates and developments are considered, including ethics, approaching research with children from a child-rights framework, and rethinking the power dynamic within research relationships with children. Rethinking Children and Research is essential for studying childhood and undergraduate or postgraduate level, and will be of interest to all involved with research into childhood and children's lives in the areas of education, health and social services.

Rethinking Children's Rights

Rethinking Children's Rights

Author: Phil Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350001268

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Rethinking Children's Rights explores attitudes towards and experiences of children's rights. Phil Jones and Sue Welch draw on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and re-appraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children. This second edition contains updated references to legislation and research underpinning children's rights, reflecting on recent scholarship and on the current world context. New research and examples are discussed around: - online protection and privacy - evaluating UK progress and the children's rights review by the United Nations - recent insights on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - new debates about the construction and development of children's rights - new debates about the relationships between social exclusion and children's rights Recent developments in the definition of rights are considered from a variety of perspectives and in relation to different arenas of children's lives. This second edition brings an increased focus on exploring the notion of disjunction between the rhetoric of policy and legislation and the enacted and perceived experiences of children's rights. Themes discussed include power relations between adults and children, the child's voice, intercultural perspectives, social justice, gender and disability. Examples of research, activities, interviews with researchers and guidance on further reading make this an essential text for those studying childhood.

Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education

Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education

Author: Sue Pearson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472568397

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 194

Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education examines attitudes towards, and experiences of, children's marginalization and inclusion. Sue Pearson draws on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and reappraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children with differing needs and learning challenges. This book adopts a broad view of inclusive education that embraces all, with examples mainly but not exclusively related to special educational needs; takes a nuanced perspective which goes beyond reductionist debates about placement; and gives attention to the wider educational and social contexts that envelop schools and those that follow schooling. Throughout, Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education acknowledges some of the tensions, contradictions and overlaps in policies and practices by exploring a variety of UK and international sources. Making an original contribution to current debates, the text emphasises research that adopts a socio-cultural/ecological perspective alongside that which focuses on child factors, including participatory or emancipatory research, and highlights the links between principles, research, policies and practices. Including extensive examples of research, practical activities, key points and guidance on further reading, Rethinking Children and Inclusive Education is essential reading for all those studying childhood at undergraduate and graduate level and of great interest to those working with children in any field.

Rethinking Children's Play

Rethinking Children's Play

Author: Fraser Brown

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441194695

Category: Education

Page: 172

View: 240

A thought-provoking re-examination of children's play drawing together insights and experiences across fields such as education, sociology, philosophy and psychology to encourage an inter-disciplinary approach.

Rethinking Children, Violence and Safeguarding

Rethinking Children, Violence and Safeguarding

Author: Lorraine Radford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441118110

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 439

Rethinking Children, Violence and Safeguarding explores the victimization of children as well as children who use violence towards others and presents an overview of key developments in research, policy and practice within the context of the recent major shift in thinking from 'child protection' towards 'safeguarding' and evidencing better outcomes. The gaps between rhetoric and practice are considered and Lorraine Radford argues that the way we 'think' about children and violence has had a profound impact on actions against the abuse of children and children who commit violence. Examples of research, reflections on research and key points and guidance on further reading make this a really accessible text. Rethinking Children, Violence and Safeguarding is essential reading for those studying childhood and undergraduate and graduate level, and will be of great interest to those working with children in any field.

Rethinking Children's Rights

Rethinking Children's Rights

Author: Phil Jones

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350001275

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 585

Rethinking Children's Rights explores attitudes towards and experiences of children's rights. Phil Jones and Sue Welch draw on a wide range of thought, research and practice from different fields and countries to debate, challenge and re-appraise long held beliefs, attitudes and ways of working and living with children. This second edition contains updated references to legislation and research underpinning children's rights, reflecting on recent scholarship and on the current world context. New research and examples are discussed around: - online protection and privacy - evaluating UK progress and the children's rights review by the United Nations - recent insights on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) - new debates about the construction and development of children's rights - new debates about the relationships between social exclusion and children's rights Recent developments in the definition of rights are considered from a variety of perspectives and in relation to different arenas of children's lives. This second edition brings an increased focus on exploring the notion of disjunction between the rhetoric of policy and legislation and the enacted and perceived experiences of children's rights. Themes discussed include power relations between adults and children, the child's voice, intercultural perspectives, social justice, gender and disability. Examples of research, activities, interviews with researchers and guidance on further reading make this an essential text for those studying childhood.

Early Childhood Studies

Early Childhood Studies

Author: Ewan Ingleby

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441156143

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Early Childhood Studies: A Social Science Perspective explores key issues in early childhood studies from a variety of social science disciplines, including psychology, sociology, social policy and education. Each chapter considers a different social science discipline, identifying, analysing and critically assessing how that particular discipline enriches early years provision and research.User-friendly student features are included throughout, including:- Icebreakers introduce the main chapter themes- Objectives help readers to develop cognitive skills, moving from identifying to analysing to critically assessing - Formative activities encourage practical application of the content - Case-studies ground theory in practice - Research activities support those looking to take their understanding further - Self-assessment questions allow readers to test their knowledge- Further reading references and web links provide ideas for further exploration An essential course companion for all Early Childhood Studies undergraduate students.

Rethinking Children's Care

Rethinking Children's Care

Author: Julia Brannen

Publisher:

ISBN: 0335209874

Category: Social Science

Page: 217

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“… the book successfully presents clear and convincing arguments about the need to re-direct childhood studies and children’s care towards an appreciation of children and care, by providing a careful and very thorough examination of care theory, policy, practice and research.” Network Children's care in the 21st century is increasingly a public issue as well as parents' private concern. A limited vision of children as the responsibility of mothers held sway in Britain long after mothers joined the workforce. Formal childcare is now growing but in the context of care work continuing to be low qualified and low status. A dearth of care looms large as Britain rapidly turns into an overworked society. This critically orientated book draws on a range of key empirical studies carried out in a variety of care contexts. It examines care from the perspectives of children, parents and care workers. It also takes an historical perspective. The discussion is situated in an analysis of economic, social and political change, from modernity to late modernity. It focuses on four key issues: the conceptualisation of care; how care translates its public policy; the nature of the care relationship; how care might be transformed in the future. Rethinking Children's Care will be of interest to students of childhood studies, the sociology of childhood and child welfare. It is also directly relevant to policy makers, trainers and researchers as well as practitioners involved in children's care.

International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation

International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation

Author: Ṭali Gal

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199366989

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

View: 686

"The overall goal of the book is to identify processes that allow children to engage in meaningful dialogue with others toward the achievement of optimal decisions. The book chapters provide a kaleidoscope of empirical findings regarding child-inclusive mechanisms practiced in different countries, cultures, and arenas, such as child-participation in school-related decisions, child-protection processes, restorative justice mechanisms, family disputes and courts. The various chapters consider both the ways children are included in dialogues and the levels of success of these processes. How do children experience various fora of decision-making? To what extent do children feel that they are able to express their views freely and that their viewpoints are given due weight, in accordance with their age and maturity? What kind of representation do they regard as empowering and effective? How important do children consider their ability to influence the outcome of the process? Who do they want to partake in decision-making mechanisms? These are only some examples of child-centered investigations toward effective child participation that the various chapters of this book aim at describing. Other chapters consider outcome variables focusing on the opinions of parents, professionals and family members regarding the way decision-making processes involve children"--

Inclusive Research

Inclusive Research

Author: Melanie Nind

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350188792

Category: Reference

Page: 120

View: 171

First published Open Access under a Creative Commons license as What is Inclusive Research?, this title is now also available as part of the Bloomsbury Research Methods series. This book describes and defines inclusive research, outlining how to recognize it, understand it, do it, and know when it is done well. In doing so it addresses the areas of overlap and distinctiveness in relation to participatory, emancipatory, user-led and partnership research as well as exploring the various practices encompassed within each of these inclusive approaches. The author, Melanie Nind, focuses on how and why more inclusive approaches to research have evolved. She positions inclusive research within the key debates and shifts in policy, defines key ideas and terms, discusses the contested nature of inclusive research and illustrates a range of approaches using exemplars. The aim is to discuss the range of challenges involved and to examine the degree to which these challenges have so far been met.