Training young people as researchers to investigate engagement and disengagement in the middle years

Carrington, Suzanne B., Bland, Derek C., & Brady, Kate (2009) Training young people as researchers to investigate engagement and disengagement in the middle years. International Journal of Inclusive Education, pp. 1-14.

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This paper reports on the first stage of a study that used Young People as Researchers to investigate the phenomenon of middle-year student engagement and disengagement. The first stage of the study focused on a two-day workshop that provided training for students and teachers from four secondary schools in conducting research in their schools. An overview of the three stages is presented and the workshop procedures and example activities for Stage 1 of the Young People as Researchers model are described. Further to this, the paper reports on data collected in the workshop to address the research question: How do middleyear students describe engagement and disengagement?

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ID Code: 28499
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Young People as Researchers, Disengagement, Middle Years, Student Voice, HERN
DOI: 10.1080/13603110802504945
ISSN: 1360-3116
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis.
Copyright Statement: "This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article submitted for consideration in the [International Journal of Inclusive Education] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; [International Journal of Inclusive Education] is available online at"
Deposited On: 10 Nov 2009 04:19
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2017 20:00

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