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ERIC Number: EJ846421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0312-5033
The Communication Accretion Spiral: A Communication Process for Promoting and Sustaining Meaningful Partnerships between Families and Early Childhood Service Staff
Elliott, Roslyn
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, v30 n2 p49-58 Jun 2005
Findings of an investigation of parents' perceptions of early childhood service quality identified limitations in staff-parent communication which inhibit the development of a shared parent and staff approach to children's care and education. These findings have informed the development of an accretion model of communication for crossing the boundaries which hinder the promotion of relevant communications. The Communication Accretion Spiral process explains how the accrual of information and knowledge of parents and staff is built up over time. These communications are the basis for shared understandings of children's learning and development across home/service contexts, promoting and sustaining meaningful communications which lead to informed shared decision-making. (Contains 1 figure and 5 tables.)
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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
Identifiers - Location: Australia