The Early Years - Formal education too soon?

Fairchild, N. (2013) The Early Years - Formal education too soon? In: University of Chichester Research Conference, 12 July 2013, University of Chichester, Bognor Regis. (Unpublished)

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There has been a recent shift in Government policy in the Early Years. A growing discourse of a pedagogy of formal education has emerged as the view that learning key skills early might support narrowing the gap in educational attainment in later compulsory school. I was keen to unpack these discourses as my role is supporting the training of the Early Years Teacher. I selected a Foucauldian discourse analysis as the method for this research, as I wanted to understand how discursive formations can become a site of power and what impact this has on the wider Early Years sector.

Publication Type: Conference or Workshop Items (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1139 Early childhood education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1705 Education and training of teachers and administrators
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Childhood
Event Title: University of Chichester Research Conference
Event Location: University of Chichester, Bognor Regis
Event Dates: 12 July 2013
Depositing User: Nicola Fairchild
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2013 11:06
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2017 12:32

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