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Sims; Margaret; Saggers, Sherry; Frances, Katie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Child care for indigenous children provides an important site for early health and wellbeing interventions, and smooths the transition to school. It is demonstrably protective for children vulnerable to abuse and neglect. Furthermore, employment in child care and/or having access to child care in order to take up other employment provides a…
Descriptors: Employment, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Community Involvement
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Hutchins, Teresa; Frances, Katie; Saggers, Sherry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This article is concerned with the under-representation of Indigenous workers in mainstream childcare services and the associated problem of the under-representation of Indigenous children in such services. Specifically, it focuses on workforce issues that serve as barriers to both attracting and/or retaining Indigenous staff. The research methods…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Indigenous Populations, Focus Groups, On the Job Training
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Hutchins, Teresa; Frances, Katie; Saggers, Sherry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
The Australian Government has recently committed to the development of an integrated system of assuring national quality standards for Australian childcare and preschool services (Australian Government, 2008). This article addresses two fundamental issues relating to the development of an integrated system as it applies to Indigenous children's…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Quality Control, Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries