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ERIC Number: EJ965514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Children's Rights and Research Processes: Assisting Children to (In)formed Views
Lundy, Laura; McEvoy, Lesley
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v19 n1 p129-144 Feb 2012
Acknowledging children as rights-holders has significant implications for research processes. What is distinctive about a children's rights informed approach to research is a focus not only on safe, inclusive and engaging opportunities for children to express their views but also on deliberate strategies to assist children in the formation of their views. The article reflects on a body of work with children as co-researchers and as participants and demonstrates that building capacity on the substantive research issues enables children to contribute more confidently. It concludes with a conceptualization of this approach integrating relevant international children's rights standards. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); United Kingdom (Northern Ireland); United Kingdom (Wales)