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