Five voices

interrupting the dominant discourse

Alma Fleet, Margaret Hammersley, Catherine Patterson, Lisa Schillert, Edith Stanke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter is based on conversations that were held to plan a presentation at a national conference. The power of the conversations inspired the authors to present them to conference participants as a Readers’ Theatre. At the time of the conference Hammersley, Schillert and Stanke were working together in a child care centre when Fleet and Patterson (colleagues from Macquarie University) invited them to share their experiences of pedagogical documentation. The centre was a community-based long day care centre for children from birth to five, located in a predominately white, middle-class suburb of a regional area in New South Wales. The centre was well-known for exploring ideas emerging from Reggio Emilia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInsights
Subtitle of host publicationbehind early childhood pedagogical documentation
Place of PublicationCastle Hill, N.S.W.
PublisherPademelon Press
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)1876138203
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • teaching methodology
  • early childhood education

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