The recent move towards inclusive education has radically influenced the way educational research is conducted. Students need to become aware of the critical legal and ethical responsibilities that arise from investigation in this new and expanding area.
Written from the standpoint of inclusive education, rather than 'special education', this carefully edited collection of readings from a wide variety of sources, will develop the student's ability to:
* identify and respond to ethical dilemmas that occur within their particular research methodologies and settings.
* respond appropriately to the myriad of complex legal issues that are pertinent to their own work
The contributions to this book draw upon examples of inclusive practices from around the world. Students taking postgraduate courses or diplomas in Inclusive education will find this an invaluable read.
1. Inclusive education and ethical research Section 1 A new context for educational research 2. Thinking about inclusion. Whose reason? What evidence? 3. Taking curiosity seriously: the role of awe and Wanda in research-based professionalism 4. What a difference a decade makes: reflections on doing 'emancipatory' disability research Section 2 New voices and relationships 5. Research by children 6. The ethical and methodological complexities of doing research with 'vulnerable' young people 7. Children with special needs, teachers with special needs 8. 'Do you get some funny looks when you tell people what you do? muddling through some angst and ethics of (being a male) researching with children 9. 'This won't take long…': interviewing, ethics and diversity 10. 'Parents as partners' in research and evaluation: methodologoical and ethical issues and solutions Section 3 Methods and practices 11. The moral maze of image ethics 12. Rants, ratings and representations: ethical issues in researching online social practices 13. Ethics in quasi-experimental research on people with severe learning disabilities: dilemmas and compromises 14. Owning the story: Ethical considerations in narrative research 15. Methodological challenges in researching inclusive school cultures 16. A guide to ethical issues and action research 17. Reflections on interviewing children and young people as a method of inquiry in exploring their perspective on integration/inclusion Section 4 The legal context 18. Researching children's perspectives: legal issues 19. Data protection issues in educational research