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Students as researchers: engaging students' voices in PAR

Bland, Derek C. & Atweh, Bill (2007) Students as researchers: engaging students' voices in PAR. Educational Action Research, 15(3), pp. 337-349.

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Abstract

A recent evaluation of a students-as-researchers project in Brisbane, Australia found that the use of participatory action research offers a means by which marginalised students, teachers, and university researchers can work collaboratively towards positive outcomes for the participants and their schools. In discussing the relevant theory and the issues identified in focus groups and interviews held with the young researchers, we, firstly, consider the exclusion of some student voices from education discourse. We then identify the features of students as researchers programmes, focusing on the Student Action Research for University Access (SARUA) project, which promote student voice on educational issues. Thirdly, we discuss the outcomes for participating schools in engaging with the students' through the project. Finally, we identify some features of the collaborative relationship that may obstruct genuine collaboration.

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ID Code: 12905
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the journal's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Students as researchers, Student engagement, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/09650790701514259
ISSN: 1747-5074
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: First published in Educational Action Research 15(3):pp. 337-349.
Deposited On: 06 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2014 14:56

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