An even better start? Generating parent views of the Preparatory Year using a phenomenographic approach
O'Gorman, Lyndal M., Farrell, Ann, & Walsh, Kerryann M. (2004) An even better start? Generating parent views of the Preparatory Year using a phenomenographic approach. In McWilliam, Erica, Danby, Susan, & Knight, John (Eds.) Performing educational research : theories, methods and practices. Post Pressed, Flaxton, Queensland, pp. 409-423.
Increased enrolment in the non-government school sector, provision of full-time preparatory year programs in non-government schools, the current trial of a full-time preparatory year in Queensland schools, and the paucity of research into parent views of preparatory year programs necessitate research into these phenomena. This paper mounts a case for research using a phenomenographic approach to explore the qualitatively different ways that parents view the preparatory year. Findings from this research have the potential to contribute to current debates surrounding the Preparing for School trial in Queensland.
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|Keywords:||early childhood, education, preparatory year, parent views, phenomenography|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)|
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Administration Management and Leadership (130304)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2004 Post Pressed|
|Deposited On:||21 Oct 2005|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 23:04|
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