Child observation as teachers' work in contemporary Australian early childhood programs

Grieshaber, Susan J., Halliwell, Gail L., Hatch, J. Amos, & Walsh, Kerryann M. (2000) Child observation as teachers' work in contemporary Australian early childhood programs. International Journal of Early Years Education, 8(1), pp. 41-55.

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This article reports data from a study of how teachers use child observations in one State in Australia. It argues that the current economic and political climate has meant changes for most early childhood settings catering for children prior to school entry. How teachers in these various settings deal with changes in relation to child observation depends on the contexts in which they work. The paper suggests that the purpose of observing children is changing and that traditionally accepted ways of writing child observations may be under threat.

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ID Code: 75322
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: child observation, teachers' work, early childhood
DOI: 10.1080/096697600111734
ISSN: 1469-8463
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori) (130102)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2014 22:12
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2014 22:12

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