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ERIC Number: EJ869673
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1836-9391
Beyond Developmentalism? Early Childhood Teachers' Understandings of Multiage Grouping in Early Childhood Education and Care
Edwards, Susan; Blaise, Mindy; Hammer, Marie
Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, v34 n4 p55-63 Dec 2009
Postdevelopmental perspectives in early childhood education and care increasingly reference alternative ways of understanding learning, growth and development in early learning. Drawing on these ideas, this paper examines research findings which focused on early childhood teachers' understandings of multiage grouping. The findings suggested that teachers used predominantly developmental approaches to describing their experiences of multiage grouping, and proposed that the use of postdevelopmental perspectives in multiage grouping research has the potential to realise new ways of understanding learning and development as both concepts and practices within the multiage classroom. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia