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ERIC Number: ED435676
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-5
Pages: 13
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From "When the Bell Say" to "In the Almost Dark": Learning from Children's Concepts of Time.
Smith, M. Lynne
Collaborative, participatory, and empowerment research (D. Fetterman and others, 1996) presents particular challenges and special rewards for evaluators working with children. This paper describes some of what one evaluator learned from the process of designing and using in data collection and analysis a structured interview for children (ages 5-14) involved in School Age Child Care projects in Ohio's urban districts. From the rich variety of children's responses to the questions "What time do you leave home in the morning to come here" and "What time do you get home from here?," the patterns in the data led the evaluator into rewarding explorations of: (1) the cultural constructions of time (A. Gell, 1992; R. Levine, 1997; Bloch, 1998) and (2) the ways children's voices can become part of evaluation products and presentations in ways that empower both the children and the programs in which they participate. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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