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MacDougall, Colin; Schiller, Wendy; Darbyshire, Philip – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
This study took place in an inner metropolitan Adelaide school and a rural school on Kangaroo Island off the South Australian coast. We compare 33 eight- to 10-year-old children's accounts of what the area is like for them. What are the rules and boundaries and who sets them? Metropolitan children were found to have tighter boundaries and required…
Descriptors: Social Planning, Rural Schools, Freedom, Supervision
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Schiller, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
"Children?s Voices" is a longitudinal research project to document and understand children's perceptions of live arts performance and the impact on their teachers and school communities. The research conducted in South Australia with 135 5?12-year-olds in four schools involves collaboration between the South Australian Department of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Childhood Attitudes, Children
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Schiller, Wendy; Veale, Ann – Early Child Development and Care, 1993
The depressed economies in countries such as Australia have led governments to view education as a means to serve the national economic interest, with the result that art education receives a low priority in the curriculum and in education budgets. Argues that the arts can serve as a key to educational reform and enhancement. (MDM)
Descriptors: Art Education, Budgeting, Creativity, Early Childhood Education
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Philp, Hugh; Schiller, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 1989
Describes the contents of the November 1989 issue of Early Childhood Development and Care, which concerns early childhood education and care in Australia. (RJC)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Literature Reviews
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Schiller, Wendy – Early Child Development and Care, 1989
Describes the Hunter Caravan Project of Australia, which was designed to improve direct services for children and address the needs of parents and families living in caravan parks. (RJC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Early Childhood Education, Family Life, Job Training