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Edwards, Susan; Blaise, Mindy; Hammer, Marie – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Postdevelopmental perspectives in early childhood education and care increasingly reference alternative ways of understanding learning, growth and development in early learning. Drawing on these ideas, this paper examines research findings which focused on early childhood teachers' understandings of multiage grouping. The findings suggested that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Multigraded Classes, Mixed Age Grouping, Teacher Attitudes
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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
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Dockett, Sue; Perry, Bob – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
The notion of readiness and what it means to be ready for school dominates much of the popular discussion, as well as the research base, about transition to school. Readiness means different things for different people, yet almost always there is a perception that readiness for school involves some assessment of the characteristics of individual…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Family Influence, Child Development, Developmental Stages
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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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Riethmuller, Annaleise; McKeen, Kim; Okely, Anthony D.; Bell, Colin; de Silva Sanigorski, Andrea – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Physical activity habits are established in early childhood. Increasing a child's fundamental movement skill confidence and competence may result in a trajectory of increased physical activity and a lower risk of becoming overweight. The evidence upon which the promotion of physical activity in early childhood settings is based is tenuous. This…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Physical Activity Level, Young Children, Professional Development
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Valentine, Kylie; Thomson, Cathy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This paper describes the facilitators and barriers to implementing an attachment-based intervention in early education and care settings, the Partnerships in Early Childhood program (PIEC), based on findings from the process evaluation of its first year of implementation. The paper focuses on four areas: the nature of the partnership and program…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Educational Change, Partnerships in Education, Barriers
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Overton, Jenny – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
This article reports on findings from a qualitative research project (Overton, 2006) that highlighted a lack of empowerment experienced by, with and for eight early childhood teachers working in Tasmanian schools. The study investigated how change affects teachers, and focused on the theme of power as experienced by these teachers. The study noted…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Kindergarten, Elementary Schools, Elementary School Teachers
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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
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Imtoual, Alia; Kameniar, Barbara; Bradley, Debra – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Developing successful schooling sites in multiracial regional town contexts can often be quite challenging. This paper examines the work done in one such pre-schooling context in a medium-sized regional town where racial and ethnic tensions are high and where many families struggle with social/emotional/economic challenges. This pre-school setting…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Ethnic Diversity, Preschool Children
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Agbenyega, Joseph – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Several psychological instruments have been developed and used over the years to measure various domains of child development. The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI) is a current assessment tool being used as a community measure of young children's development. It measures the following domains: Physical health and wellbeing; Social…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Competence, Child Development
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Lee, Lena – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Although several studies have examined popular culture, the perspectives of young children from various cultures still have not been discussed at length in such studies. In order to listen to these children's voices, this paper focuses on young immigrant Korean girls in the United States. It particularly examines their interpretations of marriage…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Females, Young Children, Marriage
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Sims, Margaret – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
We are currently experiencing an exciting time in early childhood as the Federal Government attempts to develop policies and systems to improve outcomes for our children. Recent advances in research have provided us with much evidence underpinning the new thinking. However, much of this evidence is still subject to interpretation, and it is my…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Child Development, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Alter, Frances; Hays, Terrence; O'Hara, Rebecca – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2009
Quality arts education can produce positive learning outcomes, such as creating positive attitudes to learning, developing a greater sense of personal and cultural identity, and fostering more creative and imaginative ways of thinking in young children (Bamford, 2006; Eisner, 2002; Robinson, 2001). Arts-based processes allow children the…
Descriptors: Art Education, Curriculum Implementation, Barriers, Performance Factors
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