Children's participation in research: where are we heading?

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Graham, A 2009, 'Children's participation in research: where are we heading?', Childrenz Issues, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 6-9.


The issue of children's participation and its potential to contribute positively to children's lives, has captured my attention for many years. As a young and somewhat idealistic novice teacher some 30 years ago, I observed closely the dynamics and interactions in primary school classrooms to try to identify what pedagogical appreaches best recognised children and their potential as learners.