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Using action research to support and develop quality practice

Bleach, Margaret, J. (2011) Using action research to support and develop quality practice. In: British Early Childhood Education Research Association Conference (BECERA), 23-24 February 2011, Birmingham.

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Abstract

How effective is action research as a professional development tool? The aim was to improve quality in fourteen community-based ECCE centres through the implementation of the Síolta, The Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education (Síolta) (CECDE 2006) and Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework (Aistear) (NCCA 2009).

The findings of an independent evaluation of the project by Moloney (2010) are incorporated as well as research done on the management and implementation change including CECDE (2006), Fullan (2005; 2008) and Alvestad and Rothle (2007).

A community action research approach, which creates a learning community that works together to ‘nurture and sustain a knowledge-creating system’, based on valuing equally each other, was used (Senge and Scharmer 2001, 240).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Abstract only. Full text not available from this repository.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Early childhood education
Divisions: Early Learning Initiative Publications
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2014 08:29
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2014 12:52
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1142

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