Identifying engaging features of schooling : assessing the psychometric soundness of student generated research
Carrington, Suzanne B., Bland, Derek, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., & White, Emma (2012) Identifying engaging features of schooling : assessing the psychometric soundness of student generated research. International Journal of Inclusive Education.
In this article we report on data analysed from a student project about attitudes to school and student perception of engagement and disengagement. The data were collected by students in an Australian study that employed the Young People as Researchers Model. Middle years students devised and administered a questionnaire to students in grade eight, nine and ten at a secondary school in Australia. A total of 239 students completed the questionnaire. The students completed the initial analysis which was followed by a more detailed analysis by the authors of this paper. The findings support the work of American, British and Australian researchers about the factors that influence engagement and disengagement from schooling. The reported outcomes from the student work and the secondary analysis indicate that students do have the capacity to undertake valid and meaningful research and can make informed contributions to school improvement and student engagement.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||young people as researchers, school engagement, disengagement, student voice|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the International Journal of Inclusive Education © 2012 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; International Journal of Inclusive Education is available online at: www.tandfonline.com|
|Deposited On:||08 Aug 2012 22:33|
|Last Modified:||28 Mar 2013 09:45|
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