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ERIC Number: EJ905267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Toddlers' Life in Swedish Preschool
Johansson, Eva; Emilson, Anette
International Journal of Early Childhood, v42 n2 p165-179 Nov 2010
The purpose of this article is to point to some patterns dealt with in Swedish research with 1 to 3-year-old children in preschool. The analyses focus on questions posed, theoretical perspectives, methods and results. The results give a unique picture of how toddlers participate, interact and communicate while engaged in how to master various content issues and intersubjective life in the preschool context. The studies represent different approaches, although there seems to be a common interest in basing research on children's premises and gaining access to the child's perspective. This raise issues concerning the responsibility of research: How far can we go when talking in terms of children's perspectives and how active and competent can a child be? The child is both vulnerable and competent, which is an issue that needs to be addressed by researchers. If not, we risk turning research on young children into ideology. (Contains 1 figure and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Sweden