“In this chapter we begin by exploring the implications of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, as this is a framework that affects education research across most countries. In terms of national (or even state, province, regional or municipal) legislation and policies there are substantial differences, especially in terms of specific requirements that impact on researchers. Our approach for this chapter, therefore, is to discuss two broad types of relevant regulations (which may or may not be formalized in law) with examples from various countries as illustration”.
This chapter comes from Ethics & Education Research, the first book to specifically focus on the ethics of education research. Drawn from the authors’ experiences in the UK, Australia and mainland Europe and with contributions from across the globe, this clear and accessible book includes a wide range of examples.