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Maja Haals Brosnan

Time to Talk: Part 1

We are a multilingual family of six with English and Danish spoken at home, and Irish in school and preschool. My husband and I are in a parent-teacher meeting on zoom with our daughter’s first class teacher. After a lovely and warm report on our daughter’s academic and social skills, I ask him how she

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Alicja McCloskey

Bilingual voices – reflections on practice

When I got my first ‘real job’ in an early years setting in Ireland, I was appointed a preschool room leader and asked to begin in early September one year. I remember being very excited about my new role and having ideas for what games I could play with the children and imagining what we

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Milica Atanackovic

It’s my name!

When I heard Denise Chaila’s song ‘Chaila,’ I could relate. I have a Serbian name: Milica – pronounced Mill-its-uh – it’s not Melissa, Melisha, Vanessa, Melicka, Militsea. I always have my name mispronounced and misspelled. Even when I correct people, it is often mispronounced, and I have family members and long-term friends that still misspell

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Lydia Murphy

Action research in action

‘Before I began my academic journey, I would have never viewed myself as a real researcher; that was someone far more professional than me- possibly a woman in a white coat! Yet, with my new knowledge, training and unpacking my beliefs about researchers, I came to realise that maybe I could be in fact one

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Janis Power

Action research: a transformative experience

When I began the BA in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning in Maynooth University back in 2019 I was aware that our dissertation involved action research but had no clue what this actually involved. I then discovered that action research is a cyclical process which combines changes to practice, reviewing literature, blogs and resources regarding

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Debbie Mullen

Action research, my story

Continuing our series on the contribution action research can make to quality, Debbie Mullen, from Early Childhood Ireland describes her first introduction to action research and how this has supported her work since then.

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