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Visual narrative: a technique to enhance secondary students' contribution to the development of inclusive, socially just school environments - lessons from a box of crayons

Carrington, Suzanne B., Allen, Kate, & Osmolowski, Daniel (2007) Visual narrative: a technique to enhance secondary students' contribution to the development of inclusive, socially just school environments - lessons from a box of crayons. Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, 7(1), pp. 8-15.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a project that involved Australian secondary school students working as participatory researchers in collaboration with a researcher and two teachers. Research methodology using visual narrative techniques provided the students with a conceptual lens to view their school community. The examples of visual narrative shared in this presentation depict problems, contradictions of exclusion and celebrations of inclusion in the lived world of the students. Photographs combined with narratives represent students' view of their social, cultural and political environment. This project illustrates how the insights of students can help break down assumptions, values and meanings that block progress to achieving more socially just schools.

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ID Code: 13132
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Visual narrative, Student voice, Inclusive education
DOI: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2007.00076.x
ISSN: 1471-3802
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Secondary Education (130106)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (The authors)
Copyright Statement: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Deposited On: 25 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:33

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