Capturing young people’s voices and lived experiences at the margins

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This chapter represents a body of research and publications that explore the interrelated concepts of voice and lived experience. Two particular studies, Edwards (2021) and Edwards (2023), are used as examples to critically analyse how these concepts are understood and subsequently explored within their methodological processes. Here, as with the broader body of work, the participants in the research are young people aged between 11-18 years who voice their lived experiences of socialising processes, curriculum and justice issues they have encountered during their educational and social development. Specific to these two research studies though are the participants’ experiences of the processes of school exclusion.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSchool of Education, Language and Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationAn Introduction to Our Research
EditorsHelen Ringrow, Peter Watkins
PublisherUniversity of Portsmouth
Publication statusAccepted for publication - 16 Oct 2023


  • Participant Action Research
  • lived experience
  • young people
  • education
  • exclusion

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