ERIC Number: EJ1046817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
Uncovering Hidden Dimensions of Australian Early Childhood Policy History: Insights from Interviews with Policy "Elites"
Logan, Helen; Sumsion, Jennifer; Press, Frances
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v22 n5 p711-722 2014
This article considers the value of elite interviews as a frequently overlooked methodology in investigations of policymaking in early childhood education and care (ECEC). We contextualise the discussion within a study that examines constructions of quality in Australian ECEC policymaking between 1972 and 2009. We conclude that, despite their limitations, the use of elite interviews can enhance understandings of the complexity surrounding policymaking processes.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Interviews, Investigations, Policy Formation, Educational Quality, Research Methodology, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia