Chapter 11: Action research

Nah, K.O. and Lee, S.M. (2016) ‘Actualizing children’s participation in the development of outdoor play areas at an early childhood institution’, Action Research, 14(3): 335–51.

This paper documents an action research project undertaken in South Korea, which focuses on the participation of 5–6-year-old children as co-constructors of the project, involved at all stages of the project which sought to develop the outdoor area. The paper is of interest to those of you interested in children’s participation in research and reflects on issues of consent, data collection and analysis and how such issues were negotiated with the children.