Child-Parent Research Reimagined

Child-Parent Research Reimagined challenges the field to explore the meaning making experiences and the methodological and ethical challenges that come to the fore when researchers engage in research with their child, grandchild, or other relative. As scholars in and beyond the field of education grapple with ways that youth make meaning with digital and nondigital resources and practices, this edited volume offers insights into nuanced learning that is highly contextualized and textured while also (re)initiating important methodological and epistemological conversations about research that seeks to flatten traditional hierarchies, honor youth voices, and co-investigate facets of youth meaning making.

Contributors are (in alphabetical order): Charlotte Abrams, Sandra Schamroth Abrams, Kathleen M. Alley, Bill Cope, Mary Kalantzis, Molly Kurpis, Linda Laidlaw, Guy Merchant, Daniel Ness, Eric Ness, "E." O’Keefe, Joanne O’Mara, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sarah Prestridge, Lourdes M. Rivera, Dahlia Rivera-Larkin, Nora Rivera-Larkin, Alaina Roach O’Keefe, Mary Beth Schaefer, Cassandra R. Skrobot, and Bogum Yoon.

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Sandra Schamroth Abrams, Ph.D., is Professor of Adolescent Education at St. John’s University. Abrams researches adolescents’ digital literacies and meaning making in and across digital and nondigital spaces.

Mary Beth Schaefer, Ed.D., is Associate Professor of Adolescent Education at St. John’s University. Her research focuses on middle grades students’ literacy activities as well as issues of college and career readiness for underserved populations.

Daniel Ness, Ph.D., is Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at St. John’s University. He is a specialist in the development of spatial thinking in STEM disciplines from birth through the lifespan.
Foreword: The Problem of Empathy
Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope
List of Figures and Tables
Notes on Contributors

Sandra Schamroth Abrams, Mary Beth Schaefer and Daniel Ness
1 Child-Parent Research Reimagined
Sandra Schamroth Abrams, Mary Beth Schaefer and Daniel Ness
2 Media Transformations: Working with Iron Man
Guy Merchant
3 Re-Designing Teaching for Tweens in Times of “Streaks,” “Likes” and “Gamers”
Sarah Prestridge
4 High Anxiety: A Collaborative Autoethnographic Inquiry
Kathleen M. Alley and Cassandra R. Skrobot
5 Remixing Digital Play in the Early Years: A Child-Parent Collaboration
Alaina Roach O’Keefe and “E” O’Keefe
6 Career Development? What’s That: Engaging My Daughters in an Examination of Their Learning Process and How It Can Inform Their Future—or Not
Lourdes M. Rivera, Nora Rivera-Larkin and Dahlia Rivera-Larkin
7 Researching and Parenting in the IWorld: The Dialogism of Family Life
Joanne O’Mara and Linda Laidlaw
8 A Parent-Researcher’s Reanalysis of Adolescent Immigrants’ Literacy Experiences: Methodological and Theoretical Insight on Parent-Child Research
Bogum Yoon
9 The Last Word: Teen Reflections
Charlotte Abrams, Molly Kurpis and Eric Ness

Afterword: Child-Parent Research: Towards an Ethical Process for Avoiding Being PRICED out of Research
Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie
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