Position and Perspective: Research Connections and Tensions in a Kindergarten Community


There are many stories worthy of telling in early childhood education research, and multiple perspectives to consider and critique in the processes of research, including children’s perspectives and positioning. Acknowledging position and perspective increases my awareness as a researcher of my relationship to what is being researched, how I create the subject that I am studying, and how I construct the knowledge of that subject. An increasing consciousness of the importance and relevance of reflexivity and how I stage the text are among the results of this exploration of research connections and tensions in a kindergarten community.