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Boyd, Wendy; Newman, Linda – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
There is well-established evidence that the quality of early childhood education workforce impacts upon children's learning. Attracting qualified teacher graduates to work in early childhood centres is an essential component towards the provision of quality care. Significant investment by the Australian Government has been made to prepare early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Educational Quality, Work Environment, Teacher Education Programs
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Hill, Allen; Emery, Sherridan; Nailon, Di; Dyment, Janet; Getenet, Seyum; McCrea, Nadine; Davis, Julie M. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
The development of Early Childhood Education for Sustainability (ECEfS) practices with young children from birth to eight years is an emerging area in academic and professional literature. ECEfS practices reflect growing awareness of the imperative for twenty-first century societies to respond to the pressures of unsustainable patterns of living.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Children, Sustainability
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McFarland-Piazza, Laura; Lord, Alison; Smith, Melissa; Downey, Belinda – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
The purpose of this study was to explore how connections between families, communities and educators can be facilitated in teacher education courses through the use of playgroups. Barriers to building relationships, as well as the perceived benefits of these relationships to families and pre-service teachers, were also explored. Participants were…
Descriptors: Play, Groups, Preservice Teacher Education, Family School Relationship
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hoban, Garry – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Increased national and international attention towards early childhood education has resulted in the development of an Australian "Early Years Learning Framework" (EYLF) called "Belonging, Being and Becoming" (DEEWR, 2009) for realising agreed practice, principles and outcomes. The EYLF highlights the importance of educators…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Animation, Foreign Countries, Video Technology
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Gibbons, Andrew N. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This paper examines curriculum debates, particularly those that influence an understanding of the nature and purpose of curriculum, in providing teacher education and in influencing teaching practice. The work of Martin Heidegger provides a framework for questioning the early childhood teacher education curriculum. Central to this analysis are…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Educators
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Garvis, Susanne; Twigg, Danielle; Pendergast, Donna – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
According to the National Education and the Arts Statement (Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs, 2007), all children and young people should have a high-quality arts education. To achieve this teachers require a high level of skill and training, and the belief that they are self-efficacious in the teaching of…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Cooperating Teachers
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Lee, Joon Sun; Ginsburg, Herbert P.; Preston, Michael D. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
The most pressing need in early childhood mathematics education in the United States is to improve early childhood teacher preparation. A Web-based video system, "Video Interactions for Teaching and Learning (VITAL)", is a novel and effective approach for teacher preparation integrated into early childhood mathematics education courses. With…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Young Children, Video Equipment, Video Technology
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Whitington, Victoria; Ebbeck, Marjory; Diamond, Alexandra; Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
It has been argued that a key strategy to improve developmental and educational outcomes for young children is to increase the number of childcare staff with early childhood university degrees (Saracho & Spodek, 2007). In order to upgrade the qualifications of staff, a number of Australian universities provide pathways that enable graduates of…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education, Young Children
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Campbell, Anne; Scotellaro, Grazia – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This paper describes an innovative pilot project at the University of Canberra aimed at providing pre-service early childhood teachers with the skills, confidence and ideological change required to include technology-enhanced learning as part of the early childhood curriculum. The impact of the project was evaluated through participant…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Participant Observation, Pilot Projects, Young Children