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posted on 2008-01-01, 00:00 authored by L Yates, T Potas, P Leger, J Green, P Ferguson, J White, T Hay, Julianne MossJulianne Moss
This paper will report on the progress of a large three year Australian Research Council (ARC) grant awarded to a multidisciplinary team of researchers in Victoria, Australia. The research, A multi-disciplinary investigation of how trauma and chronic illness impact on schooling, identity and social connectivity commenced in 2007 and is known as Keeping Connected (2007). The research is a collaborative grant in partnership with the Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute, in association with the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne and the Centre for Adolescent Health, Royal Children’s Hospital. The research aims to investigate qualitatively, longitudinally and through multiple perspectives how young people construct/reconstruct identity and relationships with schooling following disruption associated with chronic illness. Using a mixed methodology, but with a central focus on longitudinal qualitative studies from the perspective of the young people, the study aims to identify key elements of disruption or continued connection, and will illuminate identity issues of people facing this disruption at different age and schooling points. The research outcomes will support education and health practices and provide a differently focused empirical contribution to the literature on education and social connection. The paper works at mixing methods qualitatively, rather than focusing on the overall mixed method design of the study. Assemblages of social capital theory and sociomateriality may be a useful standpoint for the development of our empirical contribution.



Australian Association for Research in Education. Conference (2008 : Brisbane, Qld.)


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Australian Association for Research in Education


Brisbane, Queensland

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Coldstream, Vic.

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E1.1 Full written paper - refereed

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2008, AARE

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AARE 2008 : Changing climates : education for sustainable futures. Schoolong identity and social connectivity, sustainable futures for young people with chronic healths conditions : Proceedings of the 2008 Australian Association for Research in Education

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