Homework through the eyes of children : what does visual ethnography invite us to see?

Hutchison, Kirsten 2011, Homework through the eyes of children : what does visual ethnography invite us to see?, European educational research journal, vol. 10, no. 4, Special Issue : Bottom-up Approaches to Agency in Education, pp. 545-558.

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Title Homework through the eyes of children : what does visual ethnography invite us to see?
Author(s) Hutchison, Kirsten
Journal name European educational research journal
Volume number 10
Issue number 4
Season Special Issue : Bottom-up Approaches to Agency in Education
Start page 545
End page 558
Total pages 14
Publisher Symposium Journals
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publication date 2011
ISSN 1474-9041
Keyword(s) homework
children
visual ethnography
Summary Whilst the notion of children’s rights and an entitlement to express their views and participate as global citizens is threaded throughout the international policy field, children’s perspectives on the near ubiquitous practice of homework, and its effects on their daily lives and learner subjectivities, remain under-researched. Drawing on the Bourdieuian concepts of practice, habitus, capital and field, this article develops a cross-cultural analysis of homework practices in Australia, Denmark and Britain to make visible the embodied habitus and agentic possibilities shaping the reproduction of educational advantage and disadvantage for variously located students. Using video data generated by children in primary schools, the article explores children’s visual representations of their compliance and resistance to homework’s regulatory functions. It demonstrates the affordances of visual ethnographic methods as a form of participatory research with children which foregrounds students’ experiences and opinions and makes visible the inclusionary and exclusionary effects of homework on children in diverse socio-cultural settings.
Language eng
Field of Research 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 939903 Equity and Access to Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Symposium Journals
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30045301

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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