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ERIC Number: EJ1106061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1350-293X
Studying Practices of Leading--Qualitative Shadowing in Early Childhood Research
Hognestad, Karin; Bøe, Marit
European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, v24 n4 p592-601 2016
This article considers qualitative shadowing as a fruitful method to investigate leadership practices. We propose that an approach to practice that takes into account the activities of "sayings, doings and relatings" offers a fresh perspective on how to obtain rich data on practices of leading. The value of this idea is illustrated from a collaborative shadowing study on leadership in Early Childhood Centres. Conducting investigator triangulation and video-observation, we demonstrate how practical knowledge is realised in practices of leading. We conclude that the mode of "Shadowing as a means of understanding practice(s)" gives a valuable contribution to the existing conceptualisations of qualitative shadowing.
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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: Norway
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