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ERIC Number: EJ785991
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Researching Pupil Well-Being in UK Secondary Schools: Community Psychology and the Politics of Research
Duckett, Paul; Sixsmith, Judith; Kagan, Carolyn
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v15 n1 p89-106 2008
This study explores the relationships between a school, its staff and its pupils and the impact of these relationships on school pupils' well-being. The authors adopted a community psychological perspective and applied critical, social constructionist epistemologies and participatory, multi-method research tools. The article discusses the importance of focusing on the complex, multilayered context of people's lives (both participants and researchers) that are impacted by social, economic, cultural and political contexts. Finally, it reflects on the contrast between the messiness of real-world social science research and the often sanitized nature of its reporting. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom