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ERIC Number: EJ899477
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1036-0026
Life Is Good for Babies: The Pedagogical and Management Decisions Enabling a Teacher to Be Employed in a Rural Infant-Toddler Program
Ireland, Lynda
Education in Rural Australia, v17 n2 p21-36 2007
The Children's Services Regulation 2004 (NSW) makes it possible for children aged between birth and two years to be without a university qualified teacher in a centre-based long day care service. However, research demonstrates important links between caregivers' formal training and the quality of early childhood education. This case study, about a rural children's service which successfully employs a university qualified teacher in the infant-toddler room, highlights the role of strong pedagogical beliefs, sound management strategies and a commitment to rural community capacity building as important organisational contributions to the employment of a teacher. The research has implications for leadership in the provision of high quality infant-toddler education. (Contains 1 table.)
Society for the Provision of Education in Rural Australia. P.O. Box 659, Wembly, Western Australia 6913, Australia. Tel: +08-9264-5809; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom (Wales)