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E-Portfolios: Supporting Collaborative Partnerships in an Early Childhood Centre in Aotearoa/New Zealand
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New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies Volume 52, Number 2, ISSN 0028-8276

Abstract

This article describes and analyses a small scale qualitative research project which explores teachers' and parents' perspectives on whether e-portfolio software can support and enhance collaborative partnerships between teachers, children, parents and whanau (families) in an early childhood setting in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Two of the key themes that were identified through thematic analysis are (1) communication: a key characteristic of collaborative partnerships, and (2) e-portfolios as a tool to enhance partnerships. These themes respond directly to the research questions and notwithstanding, all participants agreed that e-portfolios have made a positive contribution to collaborative parent-teacher partnerships in the context of this setting. Implications for practice, limitations and recommendations for future research are suggested.

Citation

Beaumont-Bates, J.R. (2017). E-Portfolios: Supporting Collaborative Partnerships in an Early Childhood Centre in Aotearoa/New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 52(2), 347-362. Retrieved March 31, 2020 from .

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