Children’s rights and research processes: Assisting children to (in)formed views

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-16
    Number of pages16
    JournalChildhood
    Volume19
    Issue number1
    Early online date07 Sep 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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