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Documents in Interaction : A Case Study on Parent–Teacher Meetings (ECEC) (2020)


Alasuutari, Maarit (2020). Documents in Interaction : A Case Study on Parent–Teacher Meetings (ECEC). In Alasuutari, Maarit; Kelle, Helga; Knauf, Helen (Eds.) Documentation in Institutional Contexts of Early Childhood : Normalisation, Participation and Professionalism (pp. 205-224). Wiesbaden: Springer VS. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-658-28193-9_11


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Alasuutari, Maarit

Parent publication: Documentation in Institutional Contexts of Early Childhood : Normalisation, Participation and Professionalism

Parent publication editors: Alasuutari, Maarit; Kelle, Helga; Knauf, Helen

ISBN: 978-3-658-28192-2

eISBN: 978-3-658-28193-9

Publication year: 2020

Pages range: 205-224

Number of pages in the book: 257

Publisher: Springer VS

Place of Publication: Wiesbaden

Publication country: Germany

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-28193-9_11

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73742


Abstract

Whilst the quality of early childhood education and care (ECEC) is being monitored increasingly closely, various documentation methods and practices that aim at recording and assessing children’s advancement and activities have expanded in ECEC. The research on the impact of such documentation methods on grassroots-level practices is however currently scarce. This chapter illuminates the role of a specific documentation method—that is, a child’s ECEC plan—in parent–teacher meetings in Finnish ECEC. This plan was implemented as a means to increase pedagogical quality of ECEC in Finland. The chapter considers the ECEC plan a participant during parent–teacher meetings and, by applying discursive and conversation analytic methodology, demonstrates how this plan structures these meetings. However, this structuring may also be perceived as partly compromising the quality aims associated with children’s ECEC plans.


Keywords: early childhood education and care; ECEC partnership; documentation; early childhood education plans; discourse analysis; conversation analysis

Free keywords: parent–teacher interaction; early childhood education and care (ECEC); a child’s individual ECEC plan; discourse analysis; conversation analysis


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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