Understanding the meanings of children: a reflexive process

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Abstract

This paper identifies a number of children's voices within qualitative academic writing. It suggests that researchers can discover a variety of children's voices by employing reflexive techniques to ensure that their interpretations are not influenced by their personal prejudice, or the ethics, tools, roles and theories of their professional paradigm. It concludes that those who work with children may be able to reinforce the theme of the UN Convention on Rights of the Child by employing this reflexive approach to enable them to attribute equal status to the views of all the children whom they encounter.
LanguageEnglish
Pages325-335
Number of pages11
JournalChildren and Society
Volume12
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 1998

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  • children's voices
  • reflexive techniques
  • Rights of the Child
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