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ERIC Number: EJ814656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 88
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5692
Critical Issues in Conducting Research with Immigrant Children
Kirova, Anna; Emme, Michael
Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, v1 n2 p83-107 Apr 2007
In this article, we explore critical issues in research with immigrant and refugee children. In particular, we examine the implications of various critiques of research methodologies, the ethical implications of researching children in the light of the United Nations (UN; 1989) "Convention on the Rights of the Child," and the new approach to childhood studies. We provide and analyze examples of creative research methods that we have developed and used in studies with immigrant children in terms of their varying levels of involving children in research. One is a game-playing approach used to study childhood loneliness; the other is a creative, arts-based methodology designed to overcome the limitations of language-based research when participants do not speak the same language as the researchers. Possibilities for involving immigrant children in researching their own experiences are considered through the development of visual narratives in the form of fotonovelas. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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