Title

Research with Indigenous children and young people in schools: ethical and methodological considerations

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Wilson, K & Wilks, JL 2013, 'Research with Indigenous children and young people in schools: ethical and methodological considerations', Global Studies of Childhood, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 142-152.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/gsch.2013.3.2.142

Peer Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

The involvement of young Indigenous people in research is a key emphasis in current approaches to both sociology of childhood and Indigenous research. This article discusses how the two research methodologies, both of which emphasise participation rights, intersect in research focusing on the participation and perspectives of Indigenous children and young people in education. The article examines ethical requirements of Indigenous and childhood research and institutional ethics procedures, along with methodological considerations, potential constraints and opportunities in undertaking research that aims to facilitate children and young people's participation. Drawing on empirical data it discusses how these processes have shaped participative research studying the views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students learning Indigenous knowledge and perspectives in New South Wales schools.