Foreword Commencing the conversation Part 1: Ethics, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks 1. Respecting children's rights and agency: theoretical insights into ethical research procedures 2. The Ethics of participatory research involving children with special needs 3. Informed assent: Processes and procedures seeking research partnerships with young children 4. Researching the rights of children under three years old to participate in the curriculum in early years education and care 5. Balancing methodologies and methods in researching with young children Part 2: Case studies of high quality research with young children 6. Supporting children's participation rights: curriculum and research approaches 7. Children's voices in early childhood settings' every day concerts 8. Researching infants' experience of early childhood education and care 9. Eliciting young children's perspectives on indoor play provision in their classroom: reflections and challenges 10. Seeing spaces, inhabiting places: hearing school beginners 11. In tune with the learner's perspective in music: theoretical and analytical considerations when interviewing children 12. Producing and using video data with young children: a case study of ethical questions and practical consequences
Deborah Harcourt is Professor of Early Childhood at the Australian Catholic University, based in Brisbane, Australia. Bob Perry is Professor of Education in the Murray School of Education at Charles Sturt University, Albury-Wodonga, Australia. Tim Waller is Reader in Early Years Education and Coordinator of the Childhood Research Cluster at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
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