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ERIC Number: EJ1012797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Reflecting Caring and Power in Early Childhood Education: Recalling Memories of Educational Practices
Ylitapio-Mantyla, Outi
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v57 n3 p263-276 2013
The aim of this study is to examine how early childhood education teachers recall educational situations concerning caring and power in their childhoods and in their work. The purpose is to study how caring and power are constructed and intertwined in educational practices. The intention is to examine how teachers reflect their work concerning caring and power. The theoretical framework is based on feminist post-structural theories and the data were collected using the memory-work method. The issues of caring and power were found within everyday practices, and were often invisible in routine activities, which are seen as teachers' reflections of their activities. Power and caring were spread in and through the educational situations, which involved continuous and multifaceted decision-making. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland