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Warren, Jane; Harden-Thew, Kathryn – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Smooth transitions through the early years of education are recognised as pivotal to later personal and academic success. However, for children considered outside the mainstream, these transitions can provide extra challenge for them, their families and educators. This paper reveals the findings of two qualitative studies investigating early…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Adjustment (to Environment), Bilingual Students, Parent Attitudes
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Boyd, Wendy; Newman, Linda – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
There is well-established evidence that the quality of early childhood education workforce impacts upon children's learning. Attracting qualified teacher graduates to work in early childhood centres is an essential component towards the provision of quality care. Significant investment by the Australian Government has been made to prepare early…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Educational Quality, Work Environment, Teacher Education Programs
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Disney, Leigh; Barnes, Alan; Ey, Lesley; Geng, Gretchen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Advances in technology have seen a proliferation of touch-screen interfaces available to young children. These screens have changed the way in which young children engage with digital technology; with increased exposure and use, it raises debates about the suitability of integrating digital technology within early childhood settings. There are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Numeracy, Young Children
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Quiñones, Gloria; Ridgway, Avis; Li, Liang – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
Evidence was gathered from an Australian long day care project 'Educators of babies and toddlers; developing a culture of critical reflection'. A cultural-historical theoretical approach was sensitively interwoven with visual methodology. The innovative combination of visual methodology and cultural-historical theory involved the creation of three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Educational Research, Research Methodology
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Alchin, Ian; Arthur, Leonie; Woodrow, Christine – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2019
The Australian early childhood system is complex and constantly changing and poses challenges to centre director/managers. A major challenge is the difficulty in meeting the responsibilities of leading and managing both organisational and pedagogical goals within the legal and educational frameworks of the system. Preparing educators for a complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Child Care Centers, Leadership