Empowering Children as Researchers on Childhood Issues: Strategies to Promote Child Participation in Research
Children’s rights and children development can be as the theoretical basis of advocating children as researchers on childhood issues. The authors analyzed and discussed issues of children’s participation in childhood researches from domain and degree of children’s participation， research methods， ethics and implementation strategy. The childhood research domains of children’s participation included family life， school education， social participation， and other issues related children’s interests. But the degree of children’s participation showed significant difference in various research fields. When children participate in childhood issues research， the research ethics， research structures adjustment and children’s development should be concerned. The critical strategy of empowering children as research leader of childhood issue research is that adult researchers just teach them the research skills， then trust them can fulfill the remaining research tasks.
|關鍵詞||儿童问题、儿童参与、儿童研究者、children issues、child participation、child as researcher|