Review: Helene Feichter (2015). Schülerinnen und Schüler erforschen Schule. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen [Pupils Investigate Schools. Options and Obstacles]

  • Veronika Wöhrer University of Vienna
Keywords: participatory action research, school research, educational research, research with children and young people

Abstract

In this highly recommendable book, Helene FEICHTER describes two research projects and analyzes the impact of the active involvement of pupils in school development and school research. She identifies possible problems, and stresses that active participation of pupils in a research project means an interruption in regular school routines, which causes irritation for all parties involved. She works out a model describing the process of school research with active involvement of pupils in four steps. FEICHTER concludes with seven theses she puts forward on school research actively involving pupils. Despite some objections, the book is an important contribution to school development and educational research, in which pupils are often perceived as objects or beneficiaries of research rather than active researchers.

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1701138

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Author Biography

Veronika Wöhrer, University of Vienna

Veronika WÖHRER ist wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin am Institut für Soziologie der Universität Wien. Sie war davor Senior Researcher bei Science Communications Research (Wien) und leitete mehrere partizipative Forschungsprojekte mit SchülerInnen. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte sind Genderforschung, Bildungssoziologie, postkoloniale Theorie und qualitative Sozialforschung.

Published
2016-11-29
How to Cite
Wöhrer, V. (2016). Review: Helene Feichter (2015). Schülerinnen und Schüler erforschen Schule. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen [Pupils Investigate Schools. Options and Obstacles]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 18(1). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-18.1.2758