dziecko; dzieciństwo; dobro dziecka; badania nad dzieciństwem; dobro dziecka z perspektywy dziecka; doświadczenie indywidualne
Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce, Vol. 13, No. 4 (2018), s. 13-25
The purpose of the text is to present the category of the good of the
child in research on childhood. The author proposes a study of the
category of the “good of the child” from the child’s perspective. The
background for the proposed approach is a review of contemporary
research on the child and childhood with the indication of the dominant
perspectives and discourses within them. The prospect of research
“with children” is a highly desirable one nowadays. The literature refers
to the concept of a child as a citizen and the need to conduct research
in the field of children’s participation in the process of building democracy.
The discourse of the good of the child in childhood research
is presented in reference to the concept of Wendy Stainton Rogers.
Against the background of the concept, the good of the child was
considered through the prism of his needs, rights and quality of life.
An understanding of the category of the good of the child in pedagogy
is also presented. In the last part of the article, a proposal for a study
in the field of experiencing the quality of life by a child is outlined. It
was assumed that the good of the child from the child’s perspective is
available in individual experience. In this understanding, it is a value
in a subjective sense and can be analyzed in the context of the cognitive-
experiential theory of the self of Seymour Epstein.