And how would you describe yourself? Researchers and researched in the first stages of a qualitative, longitudinal research project
Journal/Book: Aust J Educ. 1996; 40: 9 Frederick Street, PO Box 210, Hawthorn Victoria 3122, Australia. Australian Counc Educ Res. 88-103.
Abstract: THIS article discusses methodological issues and some initial substantive findings from the first two years of the 12 to 18 Educational Research Project. The 12 to 18 Project is a qualitative, longitudinal study of girls and boys from the end of Year 6 and as they proceed through each year of their secondary schooling. The article discusses epistemological and ethical issues related to how and with what implications the researchers 'construct' the researched in this long-term empirical study. It then discusses background literature and some initial findings in the three areas with which the project is concerned: the development of gendered subjectivity in the years of secondary school; schools, inequalities, and students' changing relationship to curriculum; and students' changing thinking about their futures.
Note: Article L Yates, La Trobe Univ, Grad Sch Educ, Bundoora, Vic 3083, Australia
Keyword(s): longitudinal studies; secondary education; student attitudes; research methodology; sex differences; women's studies; SELF