ERIC Number: EJ1225586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Navigating the Policy Directive of Child Autonomy in Universal Pre-Kindergarten Practice
Michael Luna, Sara; Grey, Leslee J.
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v20 n3 p282-293 Sep 2019
Drawing on case-study data, this inquiry explores the lived experiences of four universal pre-kindergarten teachers to address the question: How do practitioners narratively interpret a local school district policy directive of child autonomy, use their professional capacities to reconstruct the directive to address diverse students' needs, and then implement or instruct their reconfigurations of autonomy in context-specific ways? By examining the tensions between policy and locally embodied practice, teachers' voices shed light on professional struggles within large universal pre-kindergarten programs, and offer possibilities for reconceptualizing and enacting policy directives at the community level.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Experience, Board of Education Policy, Personal Autonomy, Preschool Children, Access to Education, Educational Policy, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)