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Cumming, Tamara; Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Both the concept of well-being and the work of early childhood educators are complex. To date, research concerning educators' well-being has lacked a comprehensive conceptualisation that reflects these complexities. With increased research, policy and practice attention, a clearly articulated conceptualisation is now needed to guide empirical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Ecology, Psychological Patterns
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Wong, Sandie; Turner, Kay – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Social inclusion discourses have been powerful in informing early childhood policy contexts, both internationally and in Australia (the context of the current study) for the past decade or so. But little research has examined the productive aspects of social inclusion discourses particularly within early childhood education and care (ECEC) policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
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Cuming, Tamara; Sumsion, Jennifer; Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
Considerable attention has been paid across international contexts to structural factors affecting the sustainability of the early childhood workforce. While attention to these elements is vital, it can nevertheless overshadow less tangible elements that may contribute to, or assist in addressing, problems of workforce sustainability. In…
Descriptors: Meta Analysis, Preschool Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies
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Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2013
The concept of early childhood education and care (ECEC) as "social justice" is contested and complex. In this article, the author calls on a historical perspective to critically reflect on social justice in ECEC. The author does this by exploring the early history of free kindergartens in Sydney, Australia. The author demonstrates,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Social Justice, Educational History
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Sumsion, Jennifer; Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2011
In this article, the authors interrogate the use of "belonging" in "Belonging, Being and Becoming: the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia" (EYLF), Australia's first national curriculum for early childhood education and care settings and, from the authors' interrogation, possibilities are offered for thinking about and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, National Curriculum, Concept Mapping
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Wong, Sandie – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Whilst it is possible to construct early childhood education and care (ECEC) in multiple ways, this article focuses on constructions of ECEC that have emerged within nationalist discourses privileged in advanced Western countries today, that is, ECEC as "national work". Although these constructs are problematic and thus subject to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Children, Foreign Countries, Nationalism