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Duncan, Judith; Bartle, Carol – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Normalising practices as a tool for controlling the body and bodily processes have been well-documented using Foucault's theories, including debates around breastfeeding. In this article we explore how the ideas of "normalisation" of the bottle-feeding culture of infants in New Zealand early childhood settings has become the accepted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nutrition, Child Health, Infants
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Duncan, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2004
Early childhood care and education services in New Zealand have experienced major policy reforms since 1984. Life history interviews were carried out over a two-year period to obtain insight into the impact of the major reforms on the lives of eight kindergarten teachers. This article looks at the teachers' own perceptions of the changes and how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Educational Change