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ERIC Number: EJ942107
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
"Just Teach Us the Skills Please, We'll Do the Rest": Empowering Ten-Year-Olds as Active Researchers
Kellett, Mary; Forrest, Ruth; Dent, Naomi; Ward, Simon
Children & Society, v18 n5 p329-343 Nov 2004
This paper discusses the outcomes of an initiative to empower ten-year-olds as active researchers. It debates some of the barriers that are commonly cited with regard to children of this age taking ownership of their own research agendas--power relations, competence, knowledge and skills--and challenges the status quo. It describes a study in which a group of ten-year-olds participated in a taught programme aimed at equipping them with the knowledge and skills to design their own research. This empowering process resulted in the children undertaking research projects of their own choosing, designed, carried out and reported entirely from their perspective. Reports from two of those projects are presented as part of this paper. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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