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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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Davis, Elise; Freeman, Ramona; Doherty, Gillian; Karlsson, Malene; Everiss, Liz; Couch, Jane; Foote, Lyn; Murray, Patricia; Modigliani, Kathy; Owen, Sue; Griffin, Sue; Friendly, Martha; McDonald, Grace; Bohanna, India; Corr, Lara; Smyth, Lisa; Morkeseth, Elisabeth Ianke; Morreaunet, Sissel; Ogi, Mari; Fukukawa, Sumi; Hinke-Rahnau, Jutta – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
Despite emerging evidence of the contributors to high-quality family day care, a comprehensive comparison of international family day care systems has not been undertaken. The aim of this paper is to compare regulated family day care (FDC) in Australia, Canada, England and Wales, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Norway, New Zealand, Sweden, and the USA,…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
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Pacini-Ketchabaw, Veronica; Pence, Alan – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
By engaging poststructural, postmodern and indigenous lenses, this article explores challenges associated with recently developed "postmodern" early childhood education curricula. The authors propose that curricula should not be seen as neutral, but rather as historically and politically situated documents that require dynamic and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Curriculum, Postmodernism, Indigenous Populations
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Tannock, Michelle – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This research investigated the rough-and-tumble play of 17 five-year-old children in two early childhood settings. The study resulted in an increased understanding of the forms of rough-and-tumble play displayed by young children. This study demonstrates that both boys and girls are engaged in a variety of rough-and-tumble play behaviours.…
Descriptors: Play, Young Children, Gender Differences, Child Development