This book has already proved itself as a course adoption leader in Childhood Studies. All of the strengths of the First Edition have been retained. The book is comprehensive and judged with the needs of students in mind. It is a model of clarity and precision and has been acknowledged as such in reviews and course feedback. The new edition thoroughly revises old entries and adds new ones. The book is the most accessible, relevant student introduction to this expanding, interdisciplinary field. It is an indispensable teaching text and an ideal prompt for researchers.

Children as Researchers

Children as researchers

Children who carry out their own research on children and young people

Ever since the development of childhood studies, a commitment to carrying out child-focused research has been seen as a central priority, and researchers have developed a range of techniques for working with children that enable children's views and opinions to be expressed. However, with increasing recognition of the importance of children's rights and participation, some researchers have begun to explore ways in which children might carry out their own research and become researchers themselves.

The rationale for this is that, even with the adoption of child-focused research, adults’ views and opinions may still come to dominate in the research process. For example, in most research projects adults choose the research topic ...

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