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ERIC Number: EJ1176542
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0885-6257
Preschool Staff Relationships with Children with Language Difficulties: A Comparative Study in Belarusian and Norwegian Preschools
Hanssen, Natallia Bahdanovich
European Journal of Special Needs Education, v33 n3 p366-381 2018
The present study focuses on exploring the relationships of preschool staff and children with language difficulties in Norwegian and Belarusian contexts. A qualitative case design was used, and data were gathered through video observations and video-based conversations. Through different approaches--narrative analysis and analysis of narratives--two stories were constructed and then scrutinised for identification of common patterns. Three aspects illuminating contrasting tensions--"initial positioning," "instructive support" and "nurturing support"--were revealed. The suggestions derived from the results of the study are the following: adequate preparation of preschool staff, as well as the encouragement of a closer dialogue between different practices is needed to improve the support provided for children with language difficulties in preschool settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Norway; Belarus
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