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ERIC Number: EJ799678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
The Future Is Created by and within Children
Sandberg, Anette; Vuorinen, Tuula
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v32 n2 p1-7 Jun 2007
The overall aim of this study was to present research areas within early childhood education in a dialogue between municipality and university. The purpose was to produce ideas and develop research in teacher education, with the hope of increasing the understanding of what kind of research is needed into early childhood education. The data collection comprised 10 focus group interviews with politicians, managers, principals, lecturers, preschool teachers and parents, as well as children in after-school recreation centres and preschools, in all a total of 46 participants. The preschool teachers and parents also answered a questionnaire. From the results, different research areas appear; those especially highlighted were play, intervention, cooperation between preschool and home, the position of preschools in relation to schools, and child group research. There was also an increasing demand for children's perspective in gender, class and ethnicity research. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden