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Gunn, Alexandra C.; Surtees, Nicola – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2019
Attending to current affairs and news within schools' curricula is a potential pedagogical strategy that holds promise for addressing children's knowledge, perspectives and agency in the world. However, our research suggests teachers' good intentions may be compromised by tension between the details of news media content and the curriculum as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, News Media, Children, Current Events
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Surtees, Nicola – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
This article highlights initial findings from a qualitative research study in Aotearoa/New Zealand exploring the discursive production of children's sexuality in early childhood education. The article draws attention to teacher talk about and around sexuality. Drawing from heteronormative, developmentalist and biological discourses and discourses…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Resistance (Psychology)
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Gunn, Alexandra C.; Child, Coralanne; Madden, Barbara; Purdue, Kerry; Surtees, Nicola; Thurlow, Bronwyn; Todd, Paula – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Inclusive education is premised upon notions of fairness, rights, and social justice--arguably central aspirations of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Inclusive early childhood settings are ones in which diversity is valued and where everyone's contribution is equitable. However, there remain questions about the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Inclusion, Student Diversity