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'Revelations through research partnerships'.

Abbott, Lesley and Gillen, Julia (1999) 'Revelations through research partnerships'. Early Years An International Journal of Research and Development, 20 (1). pp. 43-51. ISSN 0957-5146

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Abstract

We examine how the notion of partnership permeated the methodology of a project concerned with investigating high quality educare for children under three. Partnership, in this specific sense of involving participants in the construction of knowledge, meant full participation in data collection leading to a high degree of involvement in later stages of research. The roots of this approach lie in an interpretive perspective, owing much to Vygotsky 's holistic theory of child development, from which stemmed the study focus upon interactions with children. We present particular qualities of the fruits of bringing educarers and parents into a perhaps uncommonly broad span of the research process.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Early Years An International Journal of Research and Development
Uncontrolled Keywords: interpretive research ; partnership ; Vygotsky ; qualitative methodologies ; educare
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Linguistics & English Language
ID Code: 1129
Deposited By: Dr Julia Gillen
Deposited On: 01 Feb 2008 11:47
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 14:59
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1129

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