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Queensland University of Technology

1. Lewis, Patricia Anne. From sandstone to sandpit : a study of a community playgroup in a university.

Degree: 2007, Queensland University of Technology

This thesis examines the establishment and maintenance of an early childhood playgroup project in an Australian university setting. It examines the playing out of the intention of a university to create a collaborative partnership with an early childhood playgroup initiative within a higher education policy climate actively promoting such endeavours. The study documents the struggle to establish the playgroup project, elaborating the conditions that enabled and/or constrained its inclusion into a university setting. To do so, it investigates the contextual and relational issues that sustained or impeded the operationalisation of the playgroup project, identifying the stakeholders and the parts they played in supporting the initiative. The aim of the study is to generate new knowledge of a little-researched area, namely that of partnerships between universities and the community in the area of early childhood education. The study is underpinned by the feminist theoretical work of Dorothy Smith (1987), and so takes the everyday world as problematic, using this standpoint as an analytic framework through which to observe and understand women's lives as they worked to establish the playgroup project in the university setting. Additionally the work of Marilyn Strathern (1997) concerning the audit culture of universities was used to enhance Smith's epistemological approach. The data collection methods for the study were in-depth interviews, participant observations and document analysis. In-depth, unstructured interviews were conducted with seventeen women involved with the playgroup project. The sample comprised ten playgroup parents, four women from the Centre for Human Services, and three lecturers from the Child and Family Studies section of the School for Human Services. Additionally participant observations were completed and recorded as field notes. The majority of these took place in the playgroup rooms. The collection and examination of documentation associated with the playgroup project focused on significant documents ranging from emails and parking permits, to government and university policy imperatives. These documents were analysed as texts mediating the playgroup initiative. Findings detailed the conditions that enabled and/or constrained the inclusion of the playgroup project into a university setting. It was found the playgroup project was enabled by: government and university policies encouraging university and community partnership; a genuine intention on behalf of the university to promote partnerships with the community; thematics in the discourse of early childhood education promoting the profession's caring nature; and, committed people who worked to ensure the continuation of the playgroup project. It was found that the playgroup project was constrained by: government and university policies promoting research agendas; a partnership that was not collaborative in nature; disagreements about decision-making and leadership within the playgroups; the hierarchical nature of the university; and,…

Subjects/Keywords: audit culture; childcare; community; early childhood; feminist; institutional ethnography; partnership; performativity; playgroup; university

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APA (6th Edition):

Lewis, P. A. (2007). From sandstone to sandpit : a study of a community playgroup in a university. (Thesis). Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16544/

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Lewis, Patricia Anne. “From sandstone to sandpit : a study of a community playgroup in a university.” 2007. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology. Accessed October 14, 2019. https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16544/.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Lewis, Patricia Anne. “From sandstone to sandpit : a study of a community playgroup in a university.” 2007. Web. 14 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Lewis PA. From sandstone to sandpit : a study of a community playgroup in a university. [Internet] [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2007. [cited 2019 Oct 14]. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16544/.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Lewis PA. From sandstone to sandpit : a study of a community playgroup in a university. [Thesis]. Queensland University of Technology; 2007. Available from: https://eprints.qut.edu.au/16544/

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation


University of South Africa

2. Fourie, Maria Elizabeth. Ontwikkeling van wiskundige konsepte by die kleuter in speelgroepe .

Degree: 2010, University of South Africa

Die doel van hierdie navorsing is, om te bepaal of gesyferdheid by kleuters binne `n speelgroepsituasie ontwikkel kan word deur middel van `n program wat wiskundige konsepte aan kleuters oordra. Ten einde hierdie doel te bereik is `n wiskunde program waarin verskillende hulpmiddels gebruik word, vir die kleuters aangebied. Die wiskunde program wat gebruik is, is saamgestel aan die hand van Charner, Murphy en Clark (2007) se “The Giant Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6”. Die aktiwiteite wat tydens die voortoets en natoets gebruik is, is uit verskillende bronne op die internet verkry. Die aktiwiteite is uit gemelde bronne geneem en aangepas om by kleuters se ontwikkelingsvermoë te pas. Aan die einde van die wiskunde program kon daar `n verbetering in al die leerders se wiskunde vaardighede waargeneem word. Die resultate van die studie dui dus daarop dat kleuters se begrip en vaardigheid met wiskundige konsepte op `n vroeë ouderdom in `n speelgroep ontwikkel kan word.; The aim of this study was to determine whether numeracy can be developed among preschoolers in `n playgroup situation by means of a numeracy programme which introduces them to mathematical concepts. To achieve this aim a numeracy programme was used to introduce the mathematical concepts. The numeracy programme that was used is a programme compiled from “The Giant Encyclopedia of Math Activities for Children 3 to 6” by Charner, Murphy and Clark (2007). The activities which were used during the pre-test and post-test were taken from different sources on the internet. The activities taken from these different sources were adapted to the appropriate developmental phase of the preschoolers. At the end of the programme the post-test indicated an improvement in the mathematical competence of all the learners. The results of the study prove that preschoolers in a playgroup can improve their numeracy skills in the early years. Advisors/Committee Members: De Witt, M. W (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Meting: gewig, lengte en volume; One-to-one correspondence; Graphs and money; Toddler; Learner; Measurement: weight, length and volume; Patterning, ordering and time; Playgroup; Numbers; Early numeracy; Mathematic concepts

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APA (6th Edition):

Fourie, M. E. (2010). Ontwikkeling van wiskundige konsepte by die kleuter in speelgroepe . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4857

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Fourie, Maria Elizabeth. “Ontwikkeling van wiskundige konsepte by die kleuter in speelgroepe .” 2010. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4857.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Fourie, Maria Elizabeth. “Ontwikkeling van wiskundige konsepte by die kleuter in speelgroepe .” 2010. Web. 14 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Fourie ME. Ontwikkeling van wiskundige konsepte by die kleuter in speelgroepe . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2010. [cited 2019 Oct 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4857.

Council of Science Editors:

Fourie ME. Ontwikkeling van wiskundige konsepte by die kleuter in speelgroepe . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/4857


University of South Africa

3. Pearson, Lea Maryna. A Constructionistic Investigation into the Development of Pre-School Children's Meanings in a Psychotherapeutic Playgroup Setting .

Degree: 2009, University of South Africa

In this research project the context of a playgroup is used in the exploration of the developing meanings of preschool children living in a community village. Therapeutic goals include the co-construction of a group context where alternative behavioural social skills, and the related meanings thereof, could evolve in relationship with the therapist / researcher and peers. The research process is based on an underlying ecosystemic epistemology, social constructionistic theory and a narrative approach to therapy. A naturalistic research design includes the use of qualitative methods of play as therapeutic tools in the exploration of meanings. Research findings show the emergence of co-constructed meaning categories between all the participants of the research to be those of respect, responsibility and hope. The therapeutic significance of these three themes for this age group of children is discussed, and linked to the further construction of meanings. Advisors/Committee Members: Flowers, D (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Playgroup; Play therapy; Narrative therapy; Social constructionism; Ecosystemic epistemology; Pre-school children; Community context; Meanings in psychotherapy; Respect; Responsibility; Hope.

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APA (6th Edition):

Pearson, L. M. (2009). A Constructionistic Investigation into the Development of Pre-School Children's Meanings in a Psychotherapeutic Playgroup Setting . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1521

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Pearson, Lea Maryna. “A Constructionistic Investigation into the Development of Pre-School Children's Meanings in a Psychotherapeutic Playgroup Setting .” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of South Africa. Accessed October 14, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1521.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Pearson, Lea Maryna. “A Constructionistic Investigation into the Development of Pre-School Children's Meanings in a Psychotherapeutic Playgroup Setting .” 2009. Web. 14 Oct 2019.

Vancouver:

Pearson LM. A Constructionistic Investigation into the Development of Pre-School Children's Meanings in a Psychotherapeutic Playgroup Setting . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2009. [cited 2019 Oct 14]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1521.

Council of Science Editors:

Pearson LM. A Constructionistic Investigation into the Development of Pre-School Children's Meanings in a Psychotherapeutic Playgroup Setting . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of South Africa; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/1521

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