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ERIC Number: EJ941987
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-1471-3802
Young Travellers and the Children's Fund: Some Practical Notes on an Experimental Image-Based Research Project
Dean, Charlotte
Journal of Research in Special Educational Needs, v7 n1 p16-22 Mar 2007
The paper reflects on how photography was used during a small piece of mixed methods qualitative research with some young Travellers and their families. The context for the study was "Every Child Matters" and the accompanying push aimed to include groups considered as marginalised, such as young Travellers, in mainstream educational provision, as well as to listen to children and involve them in decision-making about service provision and its evaluation. Photography was used experimentally as a kind of participatory methodology to engage young Travellers in the formative evaluation of a Children's Fund project that aimed to increase their participation in formal and informal learning activities. The account discusses some of the outcomes of using the image-based methodology, as well as some of the limitations and dilemmas that emerged.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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