European Early Childhood Education Research Association or the EECERA is an international association which promotes research on early childhood and its applications to policy and practice. EECERA is a non-profit organization, owned and subscribed to by world-wide membership. It generates its own funding and receives which ensures its independence and ethical values without any political pressures. EECERA also encourages and supports cross-national collaborations and has special interest groups which come together to do research with a common goal or interest in mind (European Early Childhood Education Research Association, n.d.).
EECERA was founded by Tony Bertram and Chris Pascal, UK early childhood researchers, who began to look for support in the UK and in Continental Europe for the development of different research on the issues facing early childhood learners and their families. The European governments wanted to address the impact of the expansion of full-time women employment by developing quality early childhood programs (European Early Childhood Education Research Association, n.d.).
The research articles on this website are selected by ensuring that they focus on the development of data and information within a specifically focused area of childhood studies,. The purpose is to promote high-quality services for young children and families through the sharing of scientifically constructed knowledge (European Early Childhood Education Research Association, n.d.).
Although I was not able to gain full access to this research article, I was able to read a small portion of the abstract. The article was entitled, “How do early childhood practitioners define professionalism in their interactions with parents?” The author of the article was Ute Ward. This study examines the understanding of the interactions between early childhood practitioners and the parents of young children in English daycare setting and pre-schools. The study interviews with 17 experienced practitioners and highlights practitioners’ experiences and their conceptualization of relationships with parents (Ward, 2018).
European Early Childhood Education Research Association, (n.d.), retrieved from https://www.eecera.org/
Ward, U. (2018). How do early childhood practitioners define professionalism in their interactions with parents? European Early Childhood Education Research Journal.