A child's say in parent-teacher talk at the pre-school: Doing conversation analytic research in early childhood settings

Leiminer, M. and Baker, C. D. (2000) A child's say in parent-teacher talk at the pre-school: Doing conversation analytic research in early childhood settings. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 1 2: 135-152.


Author Leiminer, M.
Baker, C. D.
Title A child's say in parent-teacher talk at the pre-school: Doing conversation analytic research in early childhood settings
Journal name Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1463-9491
Publication date 2000
DOI 10.2304/ciec.2000.1.2.3
Volume 1
Issue 2
Start page 135
End page 152
Total pages 18
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Triangle Journals
Collection year 2000
Subject C1
370106 Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
330103 Sociology of Education
750312 Youth/child development and welfare
740101 Early childhood education
Abstract In this article the authors analyse how one child actively participates in a particular occasion of home-pre-school communication conducted in a pre-school setting. A conversation analytic perspective is adopted to analyse the three-way parent-teacher-child conversation. This instance shows how a child becomes a speaker in the talk rather than being only a topic of talk between adults. The analysis provides an understanding of how the participants collaboratively construct and produce 'the competent pre-school child' and 'the competent conversational member' in, and through, their talk. It also examines how the teacher's version of social order is challenged by the child in the conversation. In addition, by proceeding from a distinctly different theoretical perspective, that of conversation analysis, it is possible to show how qualitative research can provide new understandings of an important dimension of early childhood practice
Q-Index Code C1

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Collection: School of Education Publications
 
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