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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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 2290
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: This is the author's manuscript version of the work. It is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution is permitted. For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author. Author contact details: lm.ogorman@qut.edu.au
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Keywords: early childhood, education, preparatory year, parent views, phenomenography
ISBN: 1876682612
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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