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dc.contributor.authorDimitrova, Tsvetelina
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-03T08:46:44Z
dc.date.available2020-12-03T08:46:44Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72942
dc.description.abstractThe topic of children's agency has gained attention since the ratification of the UN Convention on the rights of the child (1989). Internationally, it has been widely studied and in various contexts, among which education. In the Finnish National core curriculum for early childhood education and care (2019) importance is placed on the child as being ‘heard, seen, noticed and understood as himself or herself and as a member of his or her community’ (p. 27). Previous studies in Finland recognizes that, despite policy and educators' efforts, children's agency is often challenging in practice. The purpose of this study is to investigate educators' perspectives of children's agency in foreign language early childhood education and care settings (ECEC). Contrary to most previous studies, here the attention is on routine activities. The data for this research was collected through small group interviews with educators from two kindergartens in the Capital area of Finland. The results show the relational nature of agency in ECEC and its dependence on environmental factors. Educators described it as children's strive for a change, characterised by negotiation and shared responsibility with the educators. They also acknowledged the hindering and supporting role the organizational culture had through pedagogy and routines. The results could be used to reflect theory and practice at work.en
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subject.otherchildren's agency
dc.subject.othereducators' view
dc.titleEducators' perspectives on children's agency in foreign language early childhood education and care
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:jyu-202012036899
dc.type.ontasotMaster’s thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu -tutkielmafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaKasvatustieteiden ja psykologian tiedekuntafi
dc.contributor.tiedekuntaFaculty of Education and Psychologyen
dc.contributor.laitosKasvatustieteiden laitosfi
dc.contributor.laitosDepartment of Educationen
dc.contributor.yliopistoJyväskylän yliopistofi
dc.contributor.yliopistoUniversity of Jyväskyläen
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Educationfi
dc.contributor.oppiaineMaster's Degree Programme in Educationen
dc.rights.copyrightJulkaisu on tekijänoikeussäännösten alainen. Teosta voi lukea ja tulostaa henkilökohtaista käyttöä varten. Käyttö kaupallisiin tarkoituksiin on kielletty.fi
dc.rights.copyrightThis publication is copyrighted. You may download, display and print it for Your own personal use. Commercial use is prohibited.en
dc.contributor.oppiainekoodi102
dc.subject.ysotoimijuus
dc.subject.ysoorganisaatiokulttuuri
dc.subject.ysovarhaiskasvatus
dc.subject.ysohuman agency
dc.subject.ysoorganisational culture
dc.subject.ysoearly childhood education and care


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