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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This article describes a study of early childhood teachers' understanding of teaching and learning in children 4 and 5 years of age in technology education. The research aimed at assisting teachers' understanding of learning in technology using a developed framework. This study investigated the development of dispositions and attitudes including…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Young Children, Child Development
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Gibbons, Andrew; Nikolai, Jennifer – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
This paper engages with multiplicity in methodology through reflections on a dance and risky play research project in a shared problematisation of children's physical activity. A research-practitioner team explored perspectives on physical activity and risky play through dance. This project aimed to distance itself from the idea of an expert other…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Physical Activities, Dance, Dance Education
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Jenkin, Chris – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
An important essence becoming bicultural and bilingual is for additional languages to be learnt early on. This article is based on an infant and toddler case study within my doctoral research to discover how practitioners with this age group incorporate the bicultural curriculum into their teaching. The methodology was action development which is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Biculturalism, Bilingualism, Case Studies
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Duncan, Judith; One, Sarah Te – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2014
Over a two-year teacher-researcher project in New Zealand we used a mosaic of research methods (Clark, 2010) to capture the perspectives of staff, parents and children. As a team of teachers and academic researchers, we recorded and documented reconceptualised pedagogical practices that included active adult participation in a cluster of early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Child Care Centers, Child Care
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Lee, Shiree – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This article reports a recent case study providing evidence that toddlers explore mathematical concepts in their outdoor play. The play experiences the toddlers engaged in gave rise to seven mathematical categories. In each of these categories examples are given of some of the ways the toddlers displayed their mathematical knowledge and skill.
Descriptors: Play, Toddlers, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Skills
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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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Guo, Karen; Dalli, Carmen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
A multiple-case study investigation of the experiences of eight Chinese immigrant children in New Zealand early childhood centres suggested that the immigrant children's learning experiences in their first centre can be understood as a process of negotiating and creating intercultural relations. The children's use of family cultural tools, such as…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Widger, Susan; Schofield, Anne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2012
This study investigated early childhood educators' beliefs regarding whether and when they should interact with children. Interviews were conducted with five educators chosen for their alignment with five distinct philosophical approaches representing a range of contemporary early childhood education services in New Zealand. A qualitative approach…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Teachers
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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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Mawson, Brent – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
The technological knowledge the children bring with them into early childhood settings is not well documented or understood. This article discusses the technological knowledge and understanding of the nature of technology present within children's collaborative play in two New Zealand early childhood settings. The children incorporated a wide…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Edwards, Kayte; Loveridge, Judith – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
This research seeks to explore how early childhood professionals support children's scientific learning from the practitioner's perspective. Taking a qualitative approach, this case study indicates possible ways effective team teaching can support the child's scientific learning as well as other team members' learning and teaching development.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Scientific Principles, Young Children, Team Teaching
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Blaiklock, Ken – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
The development of early literacy knowledge is generally seen as an important aspect of early childhood education. The way early literacy learning is promoted, however, varies greatly in different national curriculum frameworks. This article compares the approach taken in the New Zealand early childhood curriculum ("Te Whariki") with the…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Guidelines
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McLachlan, Claire – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
New Zealand has an internationally unique approach to early childhood education, which includes a bicultural early childhood curriculum, a robust infrastructure of organisation and management overseen by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, and a growing reputation for innovation in early childhood teaching and learning. This paper examines how…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational Practices
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Te One, Sarah – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2011
Recent research (Te One, 2009) investigated perceptions of children's rights in a New Zealand early childhood care and education service (the Creche) for under-two-year-olds. Focus group interviews, interviews with teachers, observational field notes, photographs and a researcher's journal were used to generate data. Findings revealed that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Focus Groups, Childrens Rights, Interviews
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Rockel, Jean – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
The image of a carer "minding" babies and toddlers has been transformed with the professionalisation of care in early childhood education and care (ECEC) services in Aotearoa/New Zealand. This occurred with the introduction of the national early childhood curriculum, "Te Wha-riki", in 1996 (Ministry of Education, 1996). Another…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Toddlers, Educational Change, Foreign Countries