Children as Peer Researchers: Reflections on a Journey of Mutual Discovery

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Abstract

This article is based on a small-scale study evaluating the work of an emotional literacy project in the North West of England. It focuses on the research process and the challenging experience of involving children as peer researchers. The author draws on theoretical and epistemological insights from feminism and the sociology of childhood to explore some of the enduring tensions and contradictions facing adults involved in children’s research. The primary intention is to use post-research reflections to raise questions and stimulate debate amongst children’s researchers rather than offer solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)435-446
JournalChildren & Society
Volume25
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2011

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