ERIC Number: EJ1018203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
Recognising the Ethical Implications of the Use of Photography in Early Childhood Educational Settings
Flannery Quinn, Suzanne M.; Manning, John P.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v14 n3 p270-278 2013
This article examines the use of photography within the profession of early childhood education (including teacher education) and provides a post-structural critique of its use in light of ethical implications, particularly with regard to power relations between the various stakeholders, including children, their families, teachers, schools, school administrations, and state (or national) departments of education. This examination takes a critical stance with regard to photography by recognising the importance of creating a space for considering the benefits and costs of practices with regard to values, such as human agency, respect, dignity, democracy, inclusivity, honesty, and duty. These values form the basis of the critique in which we present a discussion of key questions with regard to specific ethical dilemmas in practice. Suggestions for democratic dialogue amongst stakeholders are provided.
Descriptors: Ethics, Early Childhood Education, Photography, Criticism, Power Structure, Values, Democracy, Guidelines, Informed Consent, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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