Date of Award
Master of Education
School of Education
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Dr Lorraine Corrie
This study explores teacher's knowledge and practice of empowering young children as learners. Empowerment is a complex and multifaceted construct, and a recurring theme in early childhood literature. This study took place in four early childhood settings in Australia and the United Kingdom. The research was conducted using qualitative methodology, primarily with the use of video-taped observations and stimulated-recall teacher interviews. Findings indicate that the teachers enacted their knowledge and practice of empowerment. However, empowerment was interpreted differently by each teacher. The current study found links existed between teachers' knowledge and practice and their pedogogic orientation.
Moore, L. (1998). Teachers' knowledge and practice of empowering young children in four early childhood settings in Australia and the United Kingdom. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/989