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ERIC Number: EJ1113545
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0896-3746
Practitioner Research in Early Childhood Education and Care: A 21-Year Review of the Literature
Shannon, Darbianne; Smith, Sara; Dana, Nancy
Infants and Young Children, v29 n4 p312-334 Oct-Dec 2016
Practitioner research has the potential to facilitate the ongoing knowledge and skill development of preservice and in-service early childhood education and care teachers. The purpose of this systematic literature review is to describe the landscape of practitioner research conducted in the United States. This study synthesizes more than 20 years of practitioner research conducted by practitioners in the "birth to five" context. Critical components that help understand (a) who engages in practitioner research, (b) under what structural conditions practitioner research occurs, and (c) how practitioner researchers actively query their context and collect and analyze data are described. Following the review of the literature, a summary of what is known and implications for expanded understanding are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Historical Materials
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A