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ERIC Number: EJ929638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1090-1027
The Meaning of Autonomy in Early Childhood Teacher Education
Castle, Kathryn
Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, v25 n1 p3-10 2004
The term autonomy has multiple meanings based on diversity in theoretical views in current educational literature. Examples are given of multiple meanings of autonomy, and comparisons are made to the Piagetian view of autonomy as self-regulation implying separateness within community. A case is made for the relevance of autonomy as an educational aim. Implications are drawn for autonomy as an aim for early childhood teacher education based on a Piagetian view of autonomy.
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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