Accounting for Young Children's Competence in Educational Research: New Perspectives in Research Ethics
Educational researchers working with young children face ethical issues when researching the talk and interactions of young children. Issues around the competence of children to participate in research pose challenges to educational researchers and to the young participants and their families, within what are seen as increasingly risky and regulated research environments. This paper examines some of these issues in light of recent sociological perspectives that account for children as competent practitioners of their social worlds. Drawing on research investigating the governance of the lives of young children in Australia, we examine the rights of children to be both seen and heard as competent research participants. These sociological directions afford opportunities for reconsidering the ethical issues involving research with young children. Such an approach breaks new ground in early childhood education research.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||research ethics, young children, educational research|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)|
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 Australian Association for Research in Education|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||29 Apr 2005|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:05|
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