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ERIC Number: EJ1051328
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0963-8253
Children's Voice or Children's Voices? How Educational Research Can Be at the Heart of Schooling
Stern, Julian
FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, v57 n1 p75-90 2015
There are problems with considering children and young people in schools as quite separate individuals, and with considering them as members of a single collectivity. The tension is represented in the use of "voice" and "voices" in educational debates. Voices in dialogue, in contrast to "children's voice", are important and are of more value than can be described in the term "democracy". The voices of children and young people are presented, from a study of aloneness in schools. Analysis of the voices suggests they were involved in distinctively hermeneutic work, and an approach to research that generates such hermeneutics might be called a form of "action philosophy". This approach to research is surprising, and it can put voicing at the very heart of schooling, within classes.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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