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Research partnerships in early childhood education : teachers and researchers in collaboration / edited by Judith Duncan and Lindsey Conner.


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New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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  • xxix, 172 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction / Lindsey Conner and Judith Duncan
  • Re-generating research partnerships in early childhood education : a non-idealized vision / Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw and Fikile Nxumalo
  • Attunement of knowledge forms : the relational agency of researchers, policy writers, and early childhood educators / Marilyn Fleer
  • Developing effective research-practice partnerships : lessons from a decade of partnering with schools in poor urban communities / Mei Lai and Stuart McNaughton
  • Partnership in promoting literacy : an exploration of two studies in low-decile early childhood settings in New Zealand / Claire McLachlan, Alison Arrow and Judy Watson
  • Ko koe ki tēna, ko ahau ki tēnei kīwai o te kete : exploring collaboration across a range of recent early childhood studies / Jenny Ritchie, Janita Craw, Cheryl Rau, and Iris Duhn
  • An ongoing exploration of uncertainty : ethical identities--ours and children's / Kim Atkinson and Enid Elliot, with input from the Victoria IQ group
  • Teacher reflection in early years partnership research projects : but it's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then (says Alice from Alice's adventures in Wonderland) / Judith Duncan
  • Conclusion : research partnerships in early years education / Judith Duncan and Lindsey Conner.
"How can teachers deepen their understanding of their work? How can researchers make sure their work is grounded in and responsive to community needs? In this assemblage of rich examples of partnership research in early years education, Duncan and Conner set out how early childhood teachers and researchers can work in partnerships that benefit them both. Drawing on examples of successful partnerships from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, they tell the stories of the successes, struggles, insights, and opportunities that come from working in such partnerships. Each chapter describes its own political, social, cultural and educational contexts, identifying the importance of complementary and reciprocal expertise required to solve educational puzzles. Through skillful analysis, this volume demonstrates how collaborative research on early childhood education results in gains for educators, researchers, and children alike"-- Provided by publisher.
Duncan, Judith, 1963-

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