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ERIC Number: EJ1069664
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0313-5373
Child as Researcher: Within and beyond the Classroom
Kinash, Shelley; Hoffman, Madison
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, v33 n6 Article 6 Dec 2008
This article was authored by a university educator and a twelve year-old child. The first author was a visiting teacher to a small, rural, state primary school in Queensland Australia. She spent one day per week for nineteen weeks fostering an inquiry-based stance to teaching and learning. The second author is a student within the researched school. Because research generated and co-authored by a child is a largely unprecedented approach to articles published in scholarly journals, the topics of this inquiry are both the within-school research and the complexity of researching and writing about it. The research uses the methodology of hermeneutic phenomenology, and Garrison, Anderson, and Archer's (2000) elements of an educational experience as the framework for data analysis. The goal of this article is to inspire teachers and teacher educators to creatively empower child research. The article offers process implications for teachers and teacher educators seeking to support children as researchers within and beyond the school.
Edith Cowan University. Bradford Street, Mount Lawley, West Australia 6050, Australia. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Primary Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A