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ERIC Number: EJ912016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1710-2146
Early Childhood Inclusion: A Silver Lining in the Dark Clouds for African Immigrant Children?
Agbenyega, Joseph; Peers, Chris
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v6 n2 p46-58 2010
This article presents preliminary findings of an ongoing study that attempts to gauge the level of access to and support for early childhood education and care programs for sub Saharan African immigrant families living in Melbourne Australia. Using the Australian Early Years Learning Framework as a guide, we explored 30 parents' perception of their children's care experience through face-to-face in-depth interviews. Initial findings show that the parents felt their children are Othered, labelled and denied citizenship, and that their children's future is uncertain. We provided discussions of these issues alongside offering suggestions for improving the research and conditions for children from African families.
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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: Africa; Australia