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

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Ryan, Naomi. 2020. "Navigating the Affordances and Limits of Ethnographic Research in Exploring Career Development for Marginalised Youth in an Australian Flexible Learning Programme." Mulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan (ed.) Researching Within the Educational Margins: Strategies for Communicating and Articulating Voices. Cham, Switzerland. Springer. pp. 79-93
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Navigating the Affordances and Limits of Ethnographic Research in Exploring Career Development for Marginalised Youth in an Australian Flexible Learning Programme

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3337
Book TitleResearching Within the Educational Margins: Strategies for Communicating and Articulating Voices
Authors
AuthorRyan, Naomi
EditorsMulligan, Deborah L. and Danaher, Patrick Alan
Page Range79-93
SeriesPalgrave Studies in Education Research Methods
Chapter Number5
Number of Pages15
Year2020
PublisherSpringer
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
ISBN9783030488444
9783030488451
ISSN2662-7345
2662-7353
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48845-1_5
Web Address (URL)https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-030-48845-1_5
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.

KeywordsCareer development, Ethnography, Flexible learningprogramme/s, Marginalised youth, Reciprocity
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390499. Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
390412. Teacher and student wellbeing
Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Southern Queensland
Faculty of Education
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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