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ERIC Number: EJ892090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 25
ISSN: ISSN-1745-7823
Children as Co-Researchers in Anthropological Narratives in Education
Milstein, Diana
Ethnography and Education, v5 n1 p1-15 Mar 2010
This article shows how primary school children in a province of Buenos Aires, Argentina were used as co-researchers and how this provided an important tool for my learning alongside them. Including children's viewpoints in my ethnographical research was vital to understanding aspects of school politicisation that would otherwise have remained hidden. Their views provided distance from what one could term the "official conscience" pervading adult opinion. This distance was possible, among other reasons, because the children had not completely incorporated some of the conventions that made up adult discourse in a certain time and place. Creating horizontal relationships with the children--unlike those they had with teachers and adults at home--was difficult but the experience was immeasurably enriching for me as an anthropologist, since it gave me the opportunity to denaturalise the roles of teacher and mother, my supposed familiarity of school life, and my relationships with children. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Argentina