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Bone, Jane – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
Animal- and bird-becoming is an aspect of play as metamorphosis connected to spirituality in early childhood settings. The reconceptualisation of play presented here is supported by research that explored the spiritual experiences of young children in different early childhood contexts. Qualitative case study research carried out in Aotearoa New…
Descriptors: Animals, Play, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
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Duhn, Iris – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
Over the past decade, professionalism has become a keyword in early childhood education in New Zealand. The emphasis on "professionalism" in education often refers to increased accountability and outcome-focused approaches to teaching. The push to managerial performativity as a new hallmark of professionalism has led to arguments that…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Professional Development
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Dalli, Carmen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2010
A 10-year strategic plan for early childhood education introduced by the New Zealand Ministry of Education in 2002 included policies to create a teacher-led early childhood profession by 2012. This article reviews the provisions of the strategic plan and argues that it emerged from a critical ecology of the early childhood profession with a…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Early Childhood Education, Ecology, Foreign Countries
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Anthony, Glenda; Walshaw, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2009
Aligned with the enhanced international commitment to early childhood education, recognition of the importance of providing young children with opportunities to develop mathematical understandings and skills is increasing. While there is much research about effective mathematics pedagogy in the school sector, less research activity is evident…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Teaching Methods
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Purdue, Kerry – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2009
In the New Zealand education system, as in other countries, legislation and early childhood policy has been developed to support equity, social justice and democratic participation for children with disabilities and their families. However, despite this non-discriminatory and inclusive policy and legislative environment, some children with…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Early Childhood Education, Disabilities, Young Children
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Stuart, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2009
"Strategy" is a word that has had an increasing use in recent years. The discipline of organisational studies has adopted this concept to set out the primacy of good business practices, such as foretelling risk and opportunity. Government policy documents use the term where medium- and long-term goals are set out, for example, the New…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Public Policy
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
In Aotearoa, discourses seeking to address/redress the imbalances of the legacy of colonisation have often been couched in terms of "biculturalism", terminology cognisant of the two main cultures in this country: the indigenous Maori and the settlers of predominantly European ancestry, the Pakeha. This binary framing represents a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Biculturalism, Indigenous Populations
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Duncan, Judith; Jones, Carolyn; Carr, Margaret – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
This article describes an emerging theoretical framework for examining relationships between learning dispositions and learning architecture. Three domains of learning dispositions--resilience, reciprocity and imagination--are discussed in relation to the structures and processes of early childhood education settings and new entrant classrooms.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Cognitive Processes, Resilience (Psychology), Imagination
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Gibbons, Andrew – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
A recent "strategic initiative" literature review developed for the Aotearoa/New Zealand Ministry of Education advised that care and education are no longer distinct. This article explores this suggestion in terms of the politics and the philosophy of early childhood education. It argues that the synthesis of care and education reflects…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Early Childhood Education, State Regulation, Young Children
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May, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Over a sixty-year period, staff working in childcare have been transformed from childminders into teachers on a path towards pay parity with teachers in the kindergarten, primary and secondary school sectors. Similarly, childcare provision has shifted from being deemed potentially harmful for children, and unnecessary except in exceptional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Caregivers, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
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Bone, Jane; Cullen, Joy; Loveridge, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand includes different philosophical perspectives, may be part of the public or private sector and aims to be inclusive and holistic. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, supports these aims. Aspects of the curriculum that are holistic may be conceptualized in diverse ways and this qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Holistic Approach
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Moss, Peter – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
As early childhood services move up the policy agenda, so too does the early childhood workforce. Its members are recognised as the main resource for such services, and there is an increasing recognition that the work is complex and requires enhanced education. But despite this recognition, the situation in many countries--where the early…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Child Care Occupations
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Duhn, Iris – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
The first New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework, "Te Whariki", was published in 1996. "Te Whariki" presents quality in early childhood education as productive of a particular type of child. In this article the author argues that "Te Whariki" is not about "best practice" but about producing the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality
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Hedges, Helen; Cullen, Joy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
The concept of "subjects" has posed a philosophical dilemma and polarised debate within early childhood education. Consequently, little attention has been paid to teachers' and children's subject knowledge and the role these might play in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy to extend and enhance children's learning. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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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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