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ERIC Number: EJ1057908
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
Tensions in Creating Possibilities for Youth Voice in School Choice: An Ethnographer's Reflexive Story of Research
Cotnam-Kappel, Megan
Canadian Journal of Education, v37 n1 p140-162 2014
The following article relates a reflexive ethnographic research project that focuses on youth voice in relation to the process of choosing a high school and a language of instruction in Ontario, Canada. The purpose of this methodological article is to relate a story of research and explore the tensions between theory and practice experienced by a young researcher during and after fieldwork. To do so, I explore the theoretical and epistemological underpinnings of the relevance and importance of youth-centred research and uncover some of the complexities of conducting participant observation, interviews, and co-analysis activities with youth participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada