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Cameron, Tracy A.; Carroll, Jane L. D.; Taumoepeau, Mele; Schaughency, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Teachers of year 0/1 students in English-medium schools in New Zealand (1896 schools) were invited to participate in a survey focussed on assessment of new entrant children's oral language and emergent literacy skills, with an estimated 21% response rate (N = 745). Teachers indicated using a variety of methods for assessing children's skills at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children, Oral Language
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Chan, Angel – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Due to its large and diverse population of migrants, New Zealand is now considered to be a 'superdiverse' country (Royal Society of New Zealand in Languages in Aotearoa New Zealand, 2013), and its early childhood education settings are also increasingly ethnically and linguistically diverse (Ministry of Education in Early childhood education me…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Student Diversity, Ethnicity
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Warren, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Caring occupies a contested space in early childhood teaching. Caring is valued as crucial to children's physical and emotional wellbeing but, at the same time, it is undervalued as separate from education and more difficult to measure. This article argues for reconceptualising care as complex, dynamic, problematic, political, and assembled in…
Descriptors: Caring, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Teaching Methods