Using research to develop inclusive practice in the Early Years.

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Abstract

In this chapter – drawing on the case study and the focus group notes – I shall: Explain different approaches to research; namely positivism, interpretivism and action research. Provide an overview of the challenges involved in research in the early years, notably the importance of finding ways of capturing the authentic voice of the child in research investigations. Outline a range of child friendly methods of inquiry appropriate for researching in the early years. Examine some of the issues to be resolved when conducting research with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN). Examine the implications of the children’s rights agenda and its relationship to research, most notably the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInclusion and Early Years Practice
EditorsKathy Brodie, Keith Savage
Place of PublicationAbingdon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages174-189
ISBN (Print)9781138017306
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2015

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