Navigating the Affordances and Limits of Ethnographic Research in Exploring Career Development for Marginalised Youth in an Australian Flexible Learning Programme

Ryan, Naomi (2020) Navigating the Affordances and Limits of Ethnographic Research in Exploring Career Development for Marginalised Youth in an Australian Flexible Learning Programme. In: Researching Within the Educational Margins: Strategies for Communicating and Articulating Voices. Palgrave Studies in Education Research Methods. Springer Nature, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 79-93. ISBN 978-3-030-48844-4


Abstract

This chapter elaborates the selected affordances and limits related to a recent exploration of career development for marginalised youth enrolled in a flexible learning programme in South West Queensland, Australia. Establishing positive relationships with those involved at the research site can be easy when there is mutual understanding of the value of the research. However, this can also raise the potential for issues to occur when the stakeholders are focused on their positive stories being shared on a wider platform. The discourse that emerges
through ethnography may tell a different story. Navigating these expectations requires insight and sensitivity, whilst adhering to the ethical issues and answering the research questions. The outcome in this situation draws on the reciprocity that can culminate from the research findings.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - USQ College (8 Jun 2020 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Health and Wellbeing (1 Jan 2015 -)
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2021 23:23
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 23:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career development, Ethnography, Flexible learning programme/s, Marginalised youth, Reciprocity
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390412 Teacher and student wellbeing
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48845-1_5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41144

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