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ERIC Number: EJ1178032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-5146
Reflections of Pioneers in Early Childhood Education Research on Their Collaboration with Practitioners in the Development of Theories and Innovative Practices
Singer, Elly; Wong, Sandie
Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, v38 n2 p125-138 2018
This paper, based on interviews conducted for the "Early Childhood Oral History Project," draws on oral life-history interviews with 14 prominent early childhood researchers who have been active since the 1970s within diverse European countries. A common theme across the interviews is the key role that collaborative research between academics and early childhood practitioners played in the construction of theories and innovative practices. The interviewees reflect on personal, social-political, epistemological and practical factors that underpinned their engagement in collaborative research, and the challenges they encountered. They give insight into the role practitioners played in the construction of education as a social-historical science--contextualised knowledge that is intrinsically related to ethics, values and innovation.
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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: Denmark; France; Finland; Germany; Italy; Netherlands; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
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