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ERIC Number: ED525839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct-17
Pages: 206
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-9914-7
Multidisciplinary Approaches to Educational Research: Case Studies from Europe and the Developing World. Routledge Research in Education
Rizvi, Sadaf, Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
This book provides an original perspective on a range of controversial issues in educational and social research through case studies of multi-disciplinary and mixed-method research involving children, teachers, schools and communities in Europe and the developing world. These case studies from researchers "across continents" and "across disciplines" explore a range of interesting issues, including the relevance of research approaches to very different national settings, and to the kinds of questions being asked; the barriers of language and culture between researcher and researched; articulating the thinking and feelings of very young children; the challenges of dealing with "partiality" of data; issues of identity, subjectivity and reflexivity; and transferring research approaches from one national setting to the problems posed in another. This book is divided into 3 parts. Part I, Research with Early Years and Primary School Children, contains the following: (1) Photography, School Spaces and School Lives: Using Visual Methods in Schools to Map the Geographies of Children and Youth (John Barker and Fiona Smith); (2) Reflections on Research with Children in Pakistan in a Mixed Methods Study (Almina Pardhan); (3) "How Do You Write What We're Talking About in Our Minds?" Researching and Interpreting the Sense Young British Bangladeshi Children Make of Their Literacy Learning (Pauline Macaulay); (4) Drawing as a Methodological Tool for Exploring Children's Understanding About Right and Wrong at School: Experiences and Perspectives from a Pakistani Context (Nilofar Vazir). Part II, Research with Children and Young People in Secondary Schools, contains the following: (5) Exploring the Experiences of South-Asian Adolescent Girls: How Well Do Semi-Structured Interviews "Unveil" Complex Lives? (Geeta Ludhra); (6) Collecting Primary-Level Quantitative Data: Experience from a Public and Private School Survey in Pakistan (Monazza Aslam); and (7) "We Want to Understand Their "Virtual" World Better, So We Can Make Them Happy": Pakien Use Participatory Action Research to Explore Their Disabled Siblings' Support Needs (Debora Kramer-Roy). Part III, Research with Teachers, Their Schools and Communities, contains the following: (8) Teachers as Participants in Classroom Reform: Promise and Perils of Action Research (Anjum Halai); (9) A Focus on Interviewing: Constructing Identities of Male and Female Teachers (Deborah Jones); and (10) Studying Best Practices in Community Managed Education Programs in Pakistan Sadaf Rizvi Epilogue: Bridging Research Paradigms, Disciplines and Cultures (Michael Crossley). [Foreword by Richard Pring.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Europe; Pakistan; Asia