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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Recent education policy analysis has revealed the standardisation of education systems and an intensified focus on learners and learning to meet the requirements of the global economy and neo-liberalism. In this paper we analyse the way that early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand has become increasingly entangled with school sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education
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Atatoa Carr, Polly E.; Reese, Elaine; Bird, Amy L.; Bandara, Dinusha K.; Grant, Cameron C.; Morton, Susan M. B. – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
Infants are increasingly cared for by adults other than their parents. Here we describe non-parental infant care within a diverse cohort; and investigate the relationship between parents' antenatal intentions and actual infant care. 6822 New Zealand women were recruited during pregnancy and asked about their intentions for childcare. Non-parental…
Descriptors: Infants, Child Care, Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education
Shuey, Elizabeth A.; Kim, Najung; Cortazar, Alejandra; Poblete, Ximena; Rivera, Lorena; Lagos, María José; Faverio, Francesca; Engel, Arno – OECD Publishing, 2019
Curriculum plays an important role in ensuring continuity and progression from early childhood education and care (ECEC) to primary education. The alignment of curricula and standards across these settings shapes children's early experiences with education systems, with implications for children's relationships and engagement in both ECEC and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Alignment (Education), Academic Standards
Macfarlane, Angus; Macfarlane, Sonja; Teirney, Sharlene; Kuntz, J. R.; Rarere-Briggs, Benita; Currie, Marika; Macfarlane, Roimata – NZCER Press, 2019
This adaptable guide invites kaiako to rethink approaches to engaging tamariki, re-envisage the teacher/learner dynamic, revise old habits, and reconfigure learning environments to acknowledge and embrace cultural differences. Kaiako can use the Hikairo Schema several times over, drawing on their previous experiences to inform and to develop new…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Culturally Relevant Education, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Cameron, Tracy A.; Carroll, Jane L. D.; Taumoepeau, Mele; Schaughency, Elizabeth – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Teachers of year 0/1 students in English-medium schools in New Zealand (1896 schools) were invited to participate in a survey focussed on assessment of new entrant children's oral language and emergent literacy skills, with an estimated 21% response rate (N = 745). Teachers indicated using a variety of methods for assessing children's skills at…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Early Childhood Teachers, Young Children, Oral Language
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Cherrington, Sue; Dalli, Carmen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
For more than 20 years, the New Zealand early childhood (EC) sector has had guidance about how to deal with situations of ethical difficulty in daily practice through the ECE Code of Ethics. This paper reports on three surveys undertaken at 10-year intervals that sought to understand EC educators' experiences of such situations, and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Ethics
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Manning, Suzanne – History of Education, 2018
In the course of a study on the impacts of changing early childhood policy in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1989, the illustrations accompanying three major government reports and policies stood out as encapsulating the changes in underlying discourses. This enabled the illustrations from these three policy reports to be used for a historical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital, Teaching Methods
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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2018
A commitment to long-standing child-centred ideologies and recent emphases on academic outcomes have both perpetuated narrow interpretations of play-based pedagogy in early childhood education. Instead, teachers might proactively and spontaneously deepen children's thinking and understandings related to children's own interests and motivations…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Scientific Concepts
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Gibbons, Andrew; Tesar, Marek; Steiner, Sarah; Chan, Samantha – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
This paper reports on the importance of the stories and perspectives of early childhood education Associate Teachers (ATs) at a time when there is considerable flux being experienced in the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood sector, due in particular to the ongoing impact of changes in government funding policy, ongoing debates about pathways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Practicums, Partnerships in Education
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Fleer, Marilyn; Hedges, Helen; Fleer-Stout, Freya; Bich Hanh, Le Thi – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2018
Researching quality in early childhood settings has been operationalized in many ways, within and across countries. Nevertheless, despite some consensus on what might constitute a universally recognized view of what is considered essential for young children's development, there are strong indicators that locally developed assessment tools are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Rating Scales, Educational Quality
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Hussain, Hanin – Sport, Education and Society, 2018
This paper conceptualizes the teaching and learning of physically active play (PAP) in the early childhood curriculum. The conceptualization emerges from 'doing complexivist bricolage' and draws on complexity thinking features and concepts to position teaching and learning in PAP as children and teachers together exploring three different and…
Descriptors: Play, Early Childhood Education, Physical Activities, Educational Games
OECD Publishing, 2018
"Education at a Glance: OECD Indicators" is the authoritative source for information on the state of education around the world. It provides data on the structure, finances and performance of education systems in the 35 OECD and a number of partner countries. With more than 100 charts and tables, Education at a Glance 2018 imparts key…
Descriptors: Educational Indicators, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Outcomes of Education
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Dunham, Nicola – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper presents research findings in relation to the multiple identities of students undertaking early childhood field-based initial teacher education (FBITE). The research draws on the understanding that social actors hold multiple identities based on membership across a myriad of social groups, or communities. Data was gathered using…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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McLeod, Geraldine F. H.; Horwood, L. John; Boden, Joseph M.; Fergusson, David M. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper examines the associations between attendance at early childhood education (ECE) and longer-term academic attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing in a New Zealand birth cohort studied to age 30. Nearly 95% of the cohort had attended ECE by age 5. After adjustment for family background and child characteristics, results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Socioeconomic Status
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Petrie, Kirsten; Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette – European Physical Education Review, 2018
Children's physical education in early childhood settings has always been underpinned by an emphasis on play. This is viewed as foundational for child development (movement education, cognitive growth, socialising functions, emotional development). However, where priorities about childhood obesity prevail, increased 'prevention' efforts have…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary School Curriculum, Foreign Countries
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