chapter  4
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Teacher, Researcher and Artist: Thinking About Documentary Practices

I began my career in the 1980s as an early years teacher, working in a variety of inner city nursery schools in London and Bristol. Over 15 years later, I applied to become a doctoral researcher. At the same time I enrolled in a degree in fi ne arts. As a teacher with early years experience, this was excitingthe opportunity to conduct research into young children’s art practices, and do this at the same time as I was undertaking art education myself, as a learner.