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Molla, Tebeje; Nolan, Andrea – Educational Research for Policy and Practice, 2019
This paper explores the Australian Government's 'Universal Access' policy in the early childhood education sector. Using data from selected policy texts, and drawing on interpretive policy analysis, the paper specifically examines rationales underlying the Universal Access agenda and instruments put in place to operationalize it and problematizes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Early Childhood Education, Equal Education
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O'Connor, Amanda; Skouteris, Helen; Nolan, Andrea; Hooley, Merrilyn; Cann, Warren; Williams-Smith, Janet – Early Child Development and Care, 2019
Supporting parent-child relationships is vital for children's social and emotional development, future health and well-being. As children now spend significant amounts of time attending early childhood education and care settings, it is opportune that interventions be designed for educators to promote and nurture parent-child relationships. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Social Development, Emotional Development
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Molla, Tebeje; Nolan, Andrea – Professional Development in Education, 2019
What does being a professional early childhood educator entail? This paper aims to address this question. Starting from the early 2000s, there has been increased attention to workforce professionalization in the early childhood education and care sector across OECD nations. Against the backdrop of recent early childhood workforce…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Professional Identity, Child Caregivers, Foreign Countries
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Nolan, Andrea; Molla, Tebeje – London Review of Education, 2019
The issue of continuing professional learning for educators in the early childhood education and care sector is in the spotlight in Australia due to the government's reform agenda, which seeks to professionalize the workforce. In an effort to ensure quality programmes are on offer for all children, educators are expected to upskill. The assumption…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Education