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'A Day in the Life': advancing a methodology for the cultural study of development and learning in early childhood.

Gillen, Julia and Cameron, C. A. and Tapanya, S. and Pinto, G. and Hancock, Roger and Young, S. and Accorti Gamannossi, B. and Missing, Missing (2007) 'A Day in the Life': advancing a methodology for the cultural study of development and learning in early childhood. Early Child Development and Care, 177 (2). pp. 207-218. ISSN 1476-8275

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Abstract

This paper explores the methodology of an ecological investigation of aspects of culture in the interactional construction of early childhood in diverse global communities: Peru, Italy, Canada, Thailand, and the United Kingdom. Regarding culture as a dynamic dimension of the child's socialisation, the approach taken was to film a 'day in the life' of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl in each location. The principal investigators viewed these five 'days' and selected clips were made into a compilation tape, to be interrogated and interpreted by the local investigators and the child's family. These latter reflections were also taped and then applied to a growing appreciation of the child in cultural context. Other inter-researcher techniques were used to elucidate and explore events and values further. Reflexive concerns as to the interplay between aims and methods in interpretive research are critical components of this endeavour to develop new cultural understandings of the girls in context.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Early Child Development and Care
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 1112
Deposited By: Dr Julia Gillen
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2008 11:53
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 14:57
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1112

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