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ERIC Number: EJ1049133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Educators' Understandings Of, and Support For, Infant Peer Relationships in Early Childhood Settings
Davis, Belinda; Degotardi, Sheila
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v13 n1 p64-78 Feb 2015
This research adopted a qualitative methodology to investigate the reported beliefs and pedagogical practices relating to infant peer relationships held by three early childhood infant educators. Thematic analysis was used to derive commonalties and differences that reflected these educators' views and practices about children's early peer relationships. Results indicate in-depth understandings about children's capacities that did not, however, appear to be translated into their reported practice. This research has implications for planning and programming experiences designed for social interactions, along with the significant role of the early childhood educator in recognising and fostering young children's early peer relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
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