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Children as experts in their lives : child inclusive research [Editorial Introduction]

Mason, Jan & Danby, Susan J. (2011) Children as experts in their lives : child inclusive research [Editorial Introduction]. Child Indicators Research, 4(2), pp. 185-189.

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Abstract

The focus of this special volume of CSI on research with and by children reflects a major paradigm shift in child research - a shift from a focus on the child as object of to a focus on the child as subject (and actor) in research (see Mason and Hood 2010). In his lead article in the first issue of this journal (2008), Asher Ben-Arieh highlighted the way in which the child indicators movement reflects this paradigm shift, outlining the way in which new directions in measuring and monitoring child well-being were leading to new roles for children in this process. He noted the importance of including children’s own perspectives on their well-being and argued that ‘incorporating children’s subjective perceptions is both a pre-requisite and a consequence of the changes historically in the measuring and monitoring of child well-being’ (p.13). This special issue again takes up this agenda of the child as subject in research...

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ID Code: 49414
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Childhood, Child inclusive research, Children, Research participants, Child-led research, Children's participation
DOI: 10.1007/s12187-011-9108-4
ISSN: 1874-898X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > OTHER STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (169900)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 29 Mar 2012 13:06
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 13:06

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