ERIC Number: ED360060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Faces: The Early Childhood Profession in Australia.
Lambert, Beverley, Ed.
This collection of 14 essays addresses the changes and challenges that the early childhood education profession in Australia has faced in recent years, and covers a wide range of important issues of particular relevance to the preparation of early childhood professionals. The essays are: (1) "The Changing Ecology of Australian Childhood" (Don Edgar); (2) "Chasing Ideologies in Early Childhood: The Past Is Still before Us" (Andrea Petrie)--an analysis of the dominant ideologies in the field of early childhood education; (3) "Practice and Professionalism: A Positive Ethos for Early Childhood" (Jocelynne Scutt); (4) "Accreditation: A Right for All Australia's Young Children or a Waste of Time and Money" (June Wangmann); (5) "Ideological Manoeuvering in Early Childhood Education" (David Battersby and Barbara Sparrow); (6) "Challenging Changes in Child Care Training" (Judith Bissland); (7) "Research in Early Childhood Education: Essential for the Profession" (Marjory Ebbeck); (8) "How Can Early Childhood Services Cater for the Needs of Aboriginal Communities?" (Isabelle Proctor); (9) "Men in Early Childhood Services: Why? Why Not?" (Margaret Clyde); (10) "Field Experience in Early Childhood Tertiary Courses: Making or Breaking a Professional Image?" (Beverley Lambert); (11) "Practical Curriculum Theory: Describing, Informing, and Improving Early Childhood Practices" (Gail Halliwell); (12) "From Piaget to Vygotsky: Moving into a New Era of Early Childhood Education" (Marilyn Fleer); (13) "Early Childhood Grows Up" (Anne Stonehouse)--a look at key challenges to the field of early childhood education as a manifestation of the progression of the field; and (14) "Dilemmas in Early Childhood Teacher Education: An American Perspective" (Lilian Katz). (MDM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Children, Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Education, Educational Methods, Educational Theories, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Teacher Role
Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($29.95, Australian).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia