Inclusive or random? A study of verbal interaction between practitioners and children at pre-school settings.

Davies, Gwyneth (2010) Inclusive or random? A study of verbal interaction between practitioners and children at pre-school settings. Masters thesis, University of Wales, Trinity St David.

[img] Text
EY760.doc
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution.

Download (881kB)

Abstract

This small scale study examined the function and frequency of verbal interaction between adults and children within pre-school settings. A range of data collection methods were utilised to ascertain whether practitioners listened to children’s views and encouraged dialogue and discourse inclusively. A mixed methodology design was chosen to enable effective data collection and analysis. Data collection methods were piloted before the main study to test for suitability and effectiveness. Provision in three sample settings was examined. Research literature relating to verbal interaction was reviewed. The study concluded that practitioners were well-qualified and versed in the philosophy of child-directed play, but were preoccupied with product-based activities to the detriment of effective verbal interactions with children. The study recommended methods for raising awareness among practitioners in order to improve the quality of interaction and dialogue within pre-school settings. These methods included a programme of self- and peer-evaluation, further training and visits to other early years settings.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Additional Information: Series: Carmarthen / Lampeter Dissertations;10412/207.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Inclusive education, Pre-school, Inclusion, Early years, Early childhood
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Theses and Dissertations > Masters Dissertations
Depositing User: John Dalling
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2014 19:08
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2016 14:28
URI: http://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/404

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item