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ERIC Number: EJ920245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0164-8527
Using "Learning Stories" to Strengthen Teachers' Relationships with Children
Carter, Margie
Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, n196 p40-43 Nov-Dec 2010
Ever since discovering the New Zealand (NZ) approach to writing Learning Stories the author has been struck by its value on many different levels. Margaret Carr (2001) and her NZ colleagues created this approach, not only as a way to assess desirable outcomes, but as a means to strengthen practitioners' ability to use documentation as a tool for their own learning and teaching. In this article, the author considers the value of the NZ approach to improve outcomes for children by strengthening the teacher's relationship with the child. She suggests that helping teachers strengthen their relationships with children and families should be a major goal in any documentation and assessment process. Learning Stories can serve as a valuable tool and help teachers enhance their own voices for an expanded view of quality in early childhood education. (Contains 2 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand