Early childhood services: What can children tell us?

Farrell, Ann, Tayler, Collette P., & Tennent, Lee (2002) Early childhood services: What can children tell us? Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 27(3), pp. 13-17.

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This paper presents child data generated in a pilot project of the ACCESS Study of Child and Family Services, a research program of how child and family services align with the interests and needs of local families. Underpinned by social capital theories, the pilot study was undertaken by a partnership of local early childhood services within an inner urban precinct of Brisbane. These services included two childcare centres, two kindergartens/preschools, one playgroup and one primary school. 76 children aged three to eight years were asked, in informal conversations with their caregivers, to comment on their experiences in the service and to consider possible advice they might give to newcomers who were to take part in the service. Theoretical perspectives from the sociology of childhood are used to examine children’s accounts of their lived experience in early childhood services.

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ID Code: 275
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: early childhood, integrated services, early childhood services, sociology of childhood, ann farrell, collette tayler, lee tennent
ISSN: 0312-5033
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher: This journal is available online.
Deposited On: 04 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 12:21

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