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ERIC Number: EJ794848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 32
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-718X
Investigating the Impact of Working in Multi-Agency Service Delivery Settings in the UK on Early Years Practitioners' Beliefs and Practices
Anning, Angela
Journal of Early Childhood Research, v3 n1 p19-50 2005
In the UK Centres of Excellence were funded by the DfES to model high quality, multi-agency, early years services for young children and their families. They were precursors to Children's Centres to be established across the UK. Early Excellence Centres were evaluated at national and local levels. This article will draw on data from local evaluations of two contrasting Centres of Excellence: interviews with staff to explore shifts in their perspectives on the rhetoric and reality of multi-agency team work; and responses by staff to vignettes representing conflicts and dilemmas in the delivery of services. The article explores methodological complexities of accessing values underpinning action in practice in multi-agency teams working in inner cities. (Contains 4 tables and 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom