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Title Using evidence for advocacy and resistance in early years services : exploring the pen green research approach / edited by Eddie McKinnon
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource
Series Pen Green books for early years educators
Pen Green books for early years educators.
Contents 1. Supporting children's transitions within a nursery school / Julie Medhurst -- 2. Multiple perspectives / Colette Tait and Penny Lawrence -- 3. Using attachment theory to inform practice in an integrated centre for children and families / Natasha Charlwood and Howard Steele -- 4. Polyvocal ethnography : making sense of practices / Cath Arnold and Carmel Brennan -- 5. Making children's learning visible : uncovering the curriculum in the child / Kate Hayward and Eddie McKinnon -- 6. Parent-to-parent interviewing at Pen Green : voice, richness, depth / Eddie McKinnon -- 7. A week in the life of the Pen Green Centre : mass-observation comes to Corby / Eddie McKinnon -- 8. Localised ethnography, local advocacy and community development : touching, and being touched by, your community / Joanne Armstrong and Eddie McKinnon -- 9. Narrative enquiry : the architecture of access / Kate Hayward -- 10. The voices of their childhoods : families and early years practitioners developing emancipatory methodologies through a tracer study / Margy Whalley ... [and three others]
Summary "Insightful and relevant, Using Evidence for Advocacy and Resistance in Early Years Education supports practitioners working in Early Years settings to develop the knowledge and skills required to carry out research into their own practice. Based on the renowned Pen Green approach, which advocates that co-constructed practitioner- and parent-led research leads to more effective practice and improved outcomes for all, contributors to this fascinating book explore a variety of research methodologies and techniques that have been used and developed over thirty years of provision at the Pen Green Centre for Children and Families. The Pen Green Centre are leaders in the area of participatory research, and for many readers this book will be a primer in this new and developing approach. This practical text, which uses highly inclusive research methods, shows how providing opportunities for workers, researchers, parents, practitioners and children to co-construct the research gives it an authenticity and validity which would otherwise be lacking. Using Evidence for Advocacy and Resistance in Early Years Education will be of use to practitioners working in early years settings, researchers in early childhood education and policy-makers at all levels of local and national government"-- Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Pen Green Centre (Corby, England)
Pen Green Centre (Corby, England)
Child development -- Research -- Great Britain
Early childhood education -- Parent participation -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Early childhood education -- Research -- Great Britain
Early childhood teachers -- Training of -- Great Britain
Child development -- Research.
EDUCATION -- Elementary.
EDUCATION -- General.
EDUCATION -- Preschool & Kindergarten.
EDUCATION -- Professional Development.
Early childhood education -- Parent participation.
Early childhood education -- Research.
Early childhood teachers -- Training of.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author McKinnon, Eddie.
ISBN 1134649762