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ERIC Number: EJ882549
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Reflexivity as a Ground-Clearing Activity within the Context of Early Years' Pedagogy
Jones, Liz
Qualitative Inquiry, v16 n5 p342-348 2010
The article concerns itself with the struggles that are prompted by the question, "What is my position as a teacher who whilst wanting to pursue emancipatory practices nevertheless is fearful of finding herself supporting and perpetuating normalizing structures?" An extract drawn from a journal entry serves as a base on which a series of reflexive readings are rehearsed. These have spanned over a period of time (2000-2009) and, as a consequence, convey the theoretical vantage points that have been used to create conceptual openings where there are possibilities for thinking "differently." Both practices of deconstruction (Derrida) and anthropological work on purification rites (Douglas and Kristeva) are used to shift the means with which the author makes sense. Overall, the article depicts an individual's attempts at creating a becoming space, where thinking and doing may be a little less bounded. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)