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ERIC Number: EJ945767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
"If They Don't Listen I Shout, and when I Shout They Listen": Hearing the Voices of Girls with Behavioural, Emotional and Social Difficulties
Clarke, Gill; Boorman, Georgie; Nind, Melanie
British Educational Research Journal, v37 n5 p765-780 2011
Young people, particularly girls, constructed in the education system as having behavioural, emotional and social difficulties are amongst the least represented voices in research. Frequently denied a place to speak from, we direct attention to the importance of hearing girls, who are troubled and troubling--deviating from the rules of school and the norms of their gender--speak about their dis/engagement in education. We argue that participatory research methods can provide meaningful ways for girls to construct and better understand their own narratives. In so doing we draw on our ongoing research in England with teenage girls excluded from mainstream provision. Findings from analysis of their narratives are discussed in relation to voice, space, audience and influence. This process reveals the significance of hearing and responding to the multilayered complexities of girls' voices in purposeful ways.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)