Photography in education involves the use of photographs to engage research participants in representing and reflecting upon their own experiences. This book explores how photographic images can be used in a range of educational settings in different cultural contexts, as a method of facilitating communication and reflection on significant issues in people’s lives. It considers the opportunities that are created through the use of photography as a visual research method, and addresses fundamental issues about identity, representation, participation and power which underlie participatory practice.

Bringing together a variety of international contributors, chapters describe and reflect on experiences of using photography, situating them in a critical framework to provoke informed applications of these processes. The collection adopts a broad view of education, considering voices of people of different ages who are at various stages on their educational journey, or who have diverse perspectives on their educational experience: young British Muslims, trainee science teachers, audiologists, teachers of deaf children, mobile teacher educators working in conflict zones, young people with disabilities, community workers and school students, in countries as diverse as Australia, Burma, Cyprus, England, Ethiopia, Kenya, the United States and Sudan.

Photography in Educational Research will be key reading for educational researchers, postgraduate students studying research methods and ethics, tutors working in higher education, and individual practitioners and teams within schools interested in young people’s voices, ethnicity, mental health, global citizenship and school development.

chapter 1|18 pages

Representation and exploitation

Using photography to explore education
ByAndy Howes, Susie Miles

part I|58 pages

Seeing the invisible

chapter 2|15 pages

Investigating life stories

The photovoices of young people with disabilities in Northern Ethiopia
ByJana Zehle

chapter 3|14 pages

Photovoice as a catalyst for conversation

Children as co-researchers in an elementary school in the USA
ByTerilynn Anderson

chapter 4|10 pages

Listening to children in an English special school

Photo journals and the dilemmas of analysis
ByIsmail Mamaniat

chapter 5|17 pages

Ethnicity in secondary schools in Cyprus

Using photography to understand student experience
ByAnnita Eliadou

part II|74 pages

Reflecting on pedagogy

chapter 6|16 pages

Teacher learning in Sudan

Building dialogue around teachers' practices through reflective photography
ByFreda Wolfenden, Alison Buckler

chapter 7|15 pages

Becoming a science teacher in England

Images, metaphors and justice
ByAndy Howes

chapter 8|18 pages

Questioning photographs

Learning about community engagement in online higher education
ByKate Sapin

chapter 10|14 pages

Seeing ourselves in pictures

Self-awareness in audiology education
BySheila Fidler

part III|80 pages

Articulating experience and challenging assumptions

chapter 11|15 pages

Teaching in the conflict zone

Indigenous mobile teacher trainers' photographs and narratives from the field, Karen State, Burma
ByIan Kaplan

chapter 12|14 pages

Visualising transitions

The use of auto-photography with formerly street-connected boys in Kenya
BySu Lyn Corcoran

chapter 13|14 pages

The power of the personal

Using photo-based profile building to promote appreciation of mental illness
ByEmma Lindley

chapter 14|12 pages

Keeping connected

The lives of young people with ongoing health conditions in Australia
ByJulianne Moss

chapter 15|16 pages

Honour and shame

Through the eyes of South Asian British Muslim women and men
ByNasreen Mansoor

chapter 16|7 pages

Breaking the frames

Reflections on representation and the distribution of resources
ByAndy Howes, Susie Miles