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Personal action potency: early years practitioners participating in interprofessional practice in early years settings

Payler, Jane Katherine and Georgeson, Janet (2013). Personal action potency: early years practitioners participating in interprofessional practice in early years settings. International Journal of Early Years Education, 21(1) pp. 39–55.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/09669760.2013.771322
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Abstract

This paper reports on case study research in the UK analysing the participation of early years staff in interprofessional practice to provide effective care and education for children, primarily those with special educational needs. Even though case study staff in different ‘outstanding’ settings had equivalent qualifications and similar years of experience, the ease with which they were able to marshal and deliver effective provision for children requiring input from other services varied depending on a complex set of factors. Social Practice Theory (Holland and Lave 2009) and the concepts of personal action potency in trajectories of participation (Dreier 2002, 2008) shed light on how and why this was the case. The findings indicate that structural arrangements, interpersonal relationships, history and contentions influenced the practitioners' participation in interprofessional practice, but were not entirely deterministic. Contributing to theoretical development, the paper argues that the potential for interprofessional practice is a shared rather than individual capacity in settings. There is scope for enhancing this capacity through attention to the features identified in the analysis.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2013 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1469-8463
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Interprofessional practice as trajectories of participation in early years settingsNot SetUniversity of Winchester
Not SetNot SetPlymouth University
Keywords: interprofessional practice; early years practitioners; early years professionals; Social Practice Theory; special educational needs; personal action potency
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Education Futures
Item ID: 45260
Depositing User: Jane Payler
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 14:42
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2018 18:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45260
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