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Indigenous early childhood educators' narratives: Some methodological considerations

Ford, MW and Fasoli, L (2001). Indigenous early childhood educators' narratives: Some methodological considerations. Australian Journal of Early Childhood,26(3):12-17.

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Title Indigenous early childhood educators' narratives: Some methodological considerations
Author Ford, MW
Fasoli, L
Journal Name Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Publication Date 2001
Volume Number 26
Issue Number 3
ISSN 0312-5033   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 12
End Page 17
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication ACT
Publisher ECA
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract This article will discuss some methodological issues in a cross-cultural, participative research project, using a narrative approach. Our research focus was to engage Aboriginal early childhood educators in conversations about what they considered to be important practices for working effectively with young Aboriginal children with a view to broadcasting the results to wider Indigenous and non-Indigenous audiences. Our research design included elements intended to disrupt the power disparity characteristic of past inter-cultural research, without claiming political or cultural neutrality. It outlines structures we put in place throughout the research process or promoting Aboriginal control over the knowledge generated by the research. Although as non-Indigenous researchers we set out to position ourselves on the periphery of the research process, we were embedded in the process at every level. This paper describes that process.
 
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