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dc.contributor.authorWalton, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T07:08:25Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T07:08:25Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationWalton, E. (2011). “They discluded me”: Possibilities and limitations of children’s participation in inclusion research in South Africa. Perspectives in Education, 29(1), 83-92.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0258-2236 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2519-593X (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3583
dc.description.abstractBeyond realising the right of children and young people to be heard in routine interactions, there is much scope for research with (rather than on) children. This is particularly pertinent in the field of inclusive education where there is potential for the voice of children and young people to be a lever for change and to promote inclusive practice. South African inclusion research has, however, given little attention to the perspectives and experiences of children and young people. In advocating for research to listen to the voice of insiders – children who have experienced inclusion and exclusion, this paper explores the dilemma of inclusion research. Selecting some children to participate in inclusion research on the basis of disability or other marker of difference undermines the inclusive endeavour. But without their perspective, we may never expose excluding and marginalising practices and attitudes, even within inclusive contexts. Four research initiatives which highlight this dilemma are described, concluding that the dilemma is unresolvable, but that the ongoing debate is valuable. Ultimately the call is for research that is both participatory and emancipatory, resulting in the reduction of exclusionary cultures and practices and the inclusion of young voices in the discourse that produces inclusion knowledge.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectParticipationen_ZA
dc.subjectVoiceen_ZA
dc.subjectChildrenen_ZA
dc.subjectYoung peopleen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusion researchen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusive educationen_ZA
dc.subjectInclusionen_ZA
dc.subjectDisabilityen_ZA
dc.subjectExclusionen_US
dc.subjectMarginalisationen_ZA
dc.title“They discluded me”: possibilities and limitations of children’s participation in inclusion research in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Education, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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