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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
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Dunham, Nicola – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper presents research findings in relation to the multiple identities of students undertaking early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE). The research draws on the understanding that social actors hold multiple identities based on membership across a myriad of social groups, or communities. Data was gathered using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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McLeod, Geraldine F. H.; Horwood, L. John; Boden, Joseph M.; Fergusson, David M. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper examines the associations between attendance at early childhood education (ECE) and longer-term academic attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing in a New Zealand birth cohort studied to age 30. Nearly 95% of the cohort had attended ECE by age 5. After adjustment for family background and child characteristics, results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Socioeconomic Status
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Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
Bourdieu's thinking tool of habitus is helpful for understanding the relationship between the individual and the environment. Although habitus is often seen as something that an individual acquires in early life and is 'stuck with,' there are opportunities to develop a secondary habitus. Explicit pedagogy is a key factor in assisting individuals…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Parents, Correlation
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Olsen, Torjer A.; Andreassen, Bengt-Ove – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Early childhood education (ECE) has to an increasing extent become an integrated part of the education system in some countries, with national ECE curricula. Being states with indigenous people, Norway and Aotearoa/New Zealand have faced challenges and possibilities regarding how to deal with both past and present during the curricular processes.…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Indigenous Populations, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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Beaumont-Bates, Joanne R. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This article describes and analyses a small scale qualitative research project which explores teachers' and parents' perspectives on whether e-portfolio software can support and enhance collaborative partnerships between teachers, children, parents and whanau (families) in an early childhood setting in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Two of the key themes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes
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McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn; Snyder, Patricia – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Recent policy initiatives in New Zealand have prioritised increasing participation in early childhood education (ECE) settings; yet cumulative reports have outlined concerns for the quality of services available. In this paper, we argue that a focus on participation without concurrent attention to the quality of early learning experiences puts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Equal Education, Early Childhood Education
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Layland, Judy; Smith, Anne B. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
Recent policy reports have raised concerns about quality education and care for under 2-year-olds attending home-based early childhood and care (HBEC) services, an issue that has received minimal research attention in Aotearoa New Zealand. This article explores what is meant by "quality" in HBEC for children under two using an ecological…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Child Care Centers, Educational Quality
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Smith, Anne B. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The nature of quality within home-based early childhood education (HBECE) services is important, since all children have the right to access high quality ECE whether it is centre or home-based. HBECE services are increasing more rapidly than other EC services in New Zealand, and their flexible hours, local contexts, and favourable ratios and group…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Home Programs, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries