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ERIC Number: EJ846389
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
An Ethical Journey: Rights, Relationships and Reflexivity
Bone, Jane
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v30 n1 p1-5 Mar 2005
In this paper the process of approaching three different early childhood settings with the same consent forms is discussed. In each setting ethical procedures were viewed differently. This formed a journey of discovery and provided an opportunity to reconceptualise the ethical process. While it is always the responsibility of the researcher to conduct research in an ethical way, the field of early childhood education offers specific challenges. In this research it became obvious that perspectives on ethics include rights, relationships and reflexivity. The importance of including teachers and parents in this process is acknowledged. The consent form for children is described and, as it becomes a focus of negotiation, its influence on the attitude of the researcher becomes a narrative of ethical encounter.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A