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Research and the Early Years Practitioner-Researcher

Solvason, Carla ORCID: (2012) Research and the Early Years Practitioner-Researcher. Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 33 (1). pp. 90-97. ISSN Print: 0957-5146 Online: 1472-4421 Online

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This paper challenges the approach that we traditionally take to research (in the realm of Early Childhood) within our colleges and universities. It asks why we have obediently adopted an outmoded and entirely inappropriate approach to research which disempowers and alienates the practitioners that we are working with. This paper calls for Early Childhood tutors to challenge existing regimes in order to introduce students to research that is both meaningful and purposeful for their practice. It embeds purpose and ethicality at the heart of practitioner research.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: practitioner-researcher, purpose, empowerment, early childhood
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Carla Solvason
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 11:58
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 16:58

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