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

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posted on 2011-01-01, 00:00 authored by Kirsten Hutchison
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.

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Journal

European educational research journal

Volume

10

Issue

4

Season

Special Issue : Bottom-up Approaches to Agency in Education

Pagination

545 - 558

Publisher

Symposium Journals

Location

Oxford, England

ISSN

1474-9041

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2011, Symposium Journals

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