Journal article

Computer-Assisted Expressions of the Perspectives of Refugee Children in Resettlement

Jeanette A Lawrence, Ida Kaplan, Agnes E Dodds



Understanding the perspectives of refugee children on their lives is important for acknowledging children's rights, competence, and contributions to practice and policy. Children's perspectives are the views they construct for framing events, relationships and images, and the meanings they convey in relational coactions with other people and institutions. We demonstrate the usefulness of digital technology in the form of computer-Assisted interviews (CAIs) for enabling refugee children to express perspectives on their lives in resettlement. We describe how CAIs constructed by adopting a child's perspective recognize the children's agency and enable their expressions of their perspectives. We..

View full abstract


Funding Acknowledgements

This project was supported by the Victorian Foundation for the Survivors of Torture and the University of Melbourne. We wish to thank Dina Korkees, Mardi Stow, Rita Francis, Shamiran Merkhaal, and Salat Youhana for their involvement.