Gaps and contradictions in Kei Tua o te Pae: A critical discourse analysis
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Citation:Perkins, M. C. (2013). Gaps and contradictions in Kei Tua o te Pae: A critical discourse analysis. New Zealand Research in Early Childhood Education.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/2328
This paper describes one set of findings from an analysis of the three introductory booklets of Kei Tua o te Pae- the early childhood assessment exemplars. A critical discourse study perspective was taken in the analysis, which aimed to uncover gaps and contradictions that may have created a barrier to the effective implementation of the resource. Questions based on Gee’s (2011) inquiry tools were used as lenses for close reading of the booklets from Kei Tua o te Pae and three of these questions are described here, as are the findings from that part of the research.