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Confirmation of Candidature : Candidate - Kathryn Mason

Unearthing Shared Support Relationships Between Educators and Families in Contributing to Children’s Wellbeing Utilising Situational Analysis (SA) and poststructural Case Sudy Design

Date: 17 February 2021
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Venue: Online
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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This research will utilise poststructural case study methodology, underpinned by Foucault’s power/knowledge relationship theory (Foucault, 1973, 1980) to investigate how Early Childhood Professionals (ECPs) engage families in ‘shared support’ relationships contributing to children’s wellbeing. Proposing a reflexive model of engagement, where stakeholder agency is paramount and power relationships are fluid, exploration of multiple truths is harnessed through strengths-based selection of a single case study, with multiple case sites. Utilising a purposive intensity sample, semi-structured interviews, participant observations, and artifacts will provide for thorough deconstruction of discourse and a critical approach through which the power-knowledge nexus in family-educator relationships are understood. Systematic Analysis (SA) will champion complex social contexts and influences (Clarke, 2005), making new contribution to its methodological application through participant involvement.