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ERIC Number: EJ948982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1040-9289
A Phased Approach to Researching with Young Children: Lessons from Singapore and beyond
Harcourt, Deborah
Early Education and Development, v22 n5 p818-838 2011
Research Findings: Research with young children is a complex enterprise and often fraught with ethical and practical dilemmas. This paper seeks to discuss the experience of an Australian early childhood academic undertaking research with children 3 to 6 years of age. It draws upon a series of projects that examine young children's standpoints on quality indicators for their prior-to-school setting experiences and the methodologies that provided a framework for a successful research design. Practice or Policy: Focusing on a phased approach first piloted in Singapore, the paper examines some of the ethical and practical considerations, using a continuum process for supporting the active participation of young children in research. This is proposed as a useful tool for experienced and novice researchers seeking a guide to the processes for undertaking this type of research. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; Italy; Singapore
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child