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ERIC Number: EJ830171
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Listening to Children as a Way to Reconstruct Knowledge about Children: Some Methodological Implications
Formosinho, Julia; Araujo, Sara Barros
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v14 n1 p21-31 2006
In recent years, some researchers have been turning to children's views as a way to better construct knowledge about children and childhood issues. This article presents, firstly, a brief reflection on the image of child underlying this new perspective in research with children, an image that assumes, first and above all, a strong belief in children's rights and competence. The article also includes a presentation of some methodological considerations that should be taken into account when interviewing children, namely considerations around procedures, consistency and validation of the contents from interviews with children. It concludes with a debate about ethical issues. (Contains 1 table and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal