Children As Researchers In Primary Schools

Author: Sue Bucknall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415619661
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"Children as Researchers in Primary Schools" is an innovative and unique resource for practitioners supporting children to become "real world" researchers in the primary classroom. It will supply you with the skills and ideas you need to implement a "children as researchers" framework in your school that can be adapted for different ages and abilities. Children in primary schools are accustomed to being set short-term goals and are often unaware of long-term aims or of the connections between the concepts and skills they are learning. In contrast, this book demonstrates that children engaging in the research process have authentic opportunities to apply invaluable personal, learning and thinking skills while managing their own projects, making their "voices" heard and experiencing increased levels of engagement and self-esteem. Based on the author's 4-year research study exploring the experiences of young researchers and teachers in primary schools, and on her considerable experience of training young researchers, this book also contains: (1) the history and theory behind "children as researchers" initiatives; (2) a model for good practice based on successful real life case studies; (3) questions for reflective practice; (4) practical examples of research in the classroom; (5) photocopiable resources; and (6) opportunities for self-evaluation. This comprehensive resource will be appeal to primary teachers, educational practitioners and students on cpd and itt courses. It will also be of interest to teacher trainers, to academics involved in teaching and research and to all those interested in promoting children's voices.

Consulting Pupils

Author: Julia Flutter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113457522X
Size: 50.92 MB
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Consulting Pupils considers the potential benefits and implications of talking to students about teaching and learning in school, exploring its impact at different levels. Key issues included are: * the importance of engaging young learners in a focused dialogue about learning * the role of pupil consultation in helping schools to develop new directions for improvement * the wider implications of pupil consultation and participation in teaching the principles of citizenship and democracy. Through examples of pupil consultation initiatives in primary and secondary schools, the authors demonstrate how an agenda for change based on pupils' perspectives on teaching and learning can be used to improve classroom practice. Part of the What's In It For Schools series aimed at making educational policy issues relevant to practitioners, this book will be a valuable resource for practitioners, students and researchers interested in exploring pupils' perspectives on teaching and learning.

A Handbook Of Children And Young People S Participation

Author: Barry Percy-Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135267634
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A Handbook of Children and Young People's Participation brings together key thinkers and practitioners from diverse contexts across the globe to provide an authoritative overview of contemporary theory and practice around children’s participation. Promoting the participation of children and young people – in decision-making and policy development, and as active contributors to everyday family and community life – has become a central part of policy and programme initiatives in both majority and minority worlds. This book presents the most useful recent work in children’s participation as a resource for academics, students and practitioners in childhood studies, children’s rights and welfare, child and family social work, youth and community work, governance, aid and development programmes. The book introduces key concepts and debates, and presents a rich collection of accounts of the diverse ways in which children’s participation is understood and enacted around the world, interspersed with reflective commentaries from adults and young people. It concludes with a number of substantial theoretical contributions that aim to take forward our understanding of children’s participation. The emphasis throughout the text is on learning from the complexity of children’s participation in practice to improve our theoretical understanding, and on using those theoretical insights to challenge practice, with the aim of realising children’s rights and citizenship more fully.

Child Friendly Schools Manual

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Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Size: 13.55 MB
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This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

Children As Philosophers

Author: Joanna Haynes
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134064012
Size: 75.68 MB
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Since the publication of the first edition of Children as Philosophers in 2002 there has been an enormous growth of interest in philosophy with children. This fully revised second edition suggests ways in which you can introduce philosophical enquiry to your Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship teaching and across the curriculum. The book demonstrates children’s capacities to engage in sophisticated processes of dialogue and enquiry about a wide range of issues and underlines the importance of listening to children’s ideas. The author discusses the pleasures and challenges for adults in managing discussion and responding to children's claims to knowledge in the philosophical arena. The author also addresses the well-established Philosophy for Children movement, developed in the USA and Australia and links this to the principles of Every Child Matters. This fascinating book is an invaluable resource for all teachers and trainees seeking a thoughtful and contextualised introduction to the theory and practice of philosophical enquiry with children, including: expanded discussion on children’s voice and participation at school the theory and practice of dialogical approaches to teaching and learning new evidence of the educational impact of philosophy with children in the classroom what should inform the professional choice of resources for teaching philosophy wider international debates about learning styles, skills and intelligence. New reports are presented from children, teachers, from the fields of Gifted and Talented and Special Needs Education and from international research carried out over the last five years.

Children S Participation

Author: Roger A. Hart
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The degree to which children should have a voice in anything is the subject of strongly divergent opinion. There are many examples of children who organize themselves successfully without adult help. Children need to know that along with any rights they have come certain responsibilities. Youth participation in decision making can range from manipulation by adults to child initiated, shared decisions with adults. Researchers can promote an active role for children through Participatory Action Research (PAR). The technique can empower children as research subjects by helping them learn about practical problems and themselves. Experience in the United Kingdom illustrates that children can participate effectively in community planning issues. Moreover, children's lives vary greatly in industrialized and developing countries. Even children in especially difficult circumstances, such as those living in industrialized countries, can be active in trying to improve their own lives. Through such participation children can develop social competence and responsibility, community development, and political self-determination. Schools provide the natural starting place for children's activism. A 25-item list of references is included. (LBG)

Children As Decision Makers In Education

Author: Stevens Robin
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441116664
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International contributors drawing on case studies from around the world consider how children can actively participate in decision-making.

The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys

Author: Robin Alexander
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113632870X
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The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys is the outcome of the Cambridge Primary Review – England’s biggest enquiry into primary education for over forty years. Fully independent of government, it was launched in 2006 to investigate the condition and future of primary education at a time of change and uncertainty and after two decades of almost uninterrupted reform. Ranging over ten broad themes and drawing on a vast array of evidence, the Review published thiry-one interim reports, including twenty-eight surveys of published research, provoking media headlines and public debate, before presenting its final report and recommendations. This book brings together the twenty-eight research surveys, specially commissioned from sixty-five leading academics in the areas under scrutiny and now revised and updated, to create what is probably the most comprehensive overview and evaluation of research in primary education yet published. A particular feature is the prominence given to international and comparative perspectives. With an introduction from Robin Alexander, the Review’s director, the book is divided into eight sections, covering: children’s lives and voices: school, home and community children’s development, learning, diversity and needs aims, values and contexts for primary education the structure and content of primary education outcomes, standards and assessment in primary education teaching in primary schools: structures and processes teaching in primary schools: training, development and workforce reform policy frameworks: governance, funding, reform and quality assurance. The Cambridge Primary Review Research Surveys is an essential reference tool for professionals, researchers, students and policy-makers working in the fields of early years, primary and secondary education.

Exit Voice And Loyalty

Author: Albert O. Hirschman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674276604
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An innovator in contemporary thought on economic and political development looks here at decline rather than growth. Albert O. Hirschman makes a basic distinction between alternative ways of reacting to deterioration in business firms and, in general, to dissatisfaction with organizations: one, “exit,” is for the member to quit the organization or for the customer to switch to the competing product, and the other, “voice,” is for members or customers to agitate and exert influence for change “from within.” The efficiency of the competitive mechanism, with its total reliance on exit, is questioned for certain important situations. As exit often undercuts voice while being unable to counteract decline, loyalty is seen in the function of retarding exit and of permitting voice to play its proper role. The interplay of the three concepts turns out to illuminate a wide range of economic, social, and political phenomena. As the author states in the preface, “having found my own unifying way of looking at issues as diverse as competition and the two-party system, divorce and the American character, black power and the failure of 'unhappy' top officials to resign over Vietnam, I decided to let myself go a little.”