ERIC Number: ED462153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Early Childhood Education for a Democratic Society. Conference Proceedings (Wellington, New Zealand, October 26, 2001).
Webber, Bev, Comp.; Mitchell, Linda, Comp.
This conference proceedings compile papers presented at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Conference on Early Childhood Education (ECE) for a Democratic Society. Following welcoming remarks, the academic papers included are: (1) "Why Quality Matters in Early Childhood Education: The Research Evidence" (Cathy Wylie); (2) "'If We Only Knew...Contextualising Maori Knowledge'" (Wally Penetito); (3) "Democratic Learning and Teaching Communities in Early Childhood: Can Assessment Play a Role?" (Margaret Carr, Bronwen Cowie, Robyn Gerrity, Carolyn Jones, Wendy Lee, and Lesley Pohio); and (4) "Back to the Future--Young Children Constructing and Reconstructing 'White' Australia" (Glenda MacNaughton). Following the academic papers are addresses by the Director of NZCER regarding the organization, the Minister of Education regarding the government role in early childhood education, and the Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission regarding children's rights. The final section of the conference proceedings presents recommendations that emerged from five discussion groups related to several themes, including constructions of quality, cultural understanding, parent involvement, children's rights, transitions between ECE and school, teacher training, ECE funding, and research and policy development. (Some papers contain references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Childrens Rights, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Educational Quality, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Intergroup Relations, Maori (People), Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Student Evaluation
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Council for Educational Research, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand