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ERIC Number: EJ1100593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
A Spatial Re-Consideration of the Early Childhood-School Relationship
Henderson, Linda; Nuttall, Joce; Kriegler, Lili-Ann; Schiele, Helen
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v22 n6 p716-728 2016
This paper undertakes a spatial examination of the early childhood-school relational space. It theorizes space as a product of interrelationships, moving therefore beyond an understanding of space as fixed and horizontal. Drawing on data from a pilot project with early childhood and junior primary teachers working in an independent (i.e. private, fee-paying) school, the experience of meeting across the early childhood-school divide is examined. We ask how space is produced and what types of relationships emerge in its production. The paper concludes by arguing that the production of open and dynamic spatial arrangements is key to creating new ways of being in relationship across the early childhood-school divide.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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