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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
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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Clarkin-Phillips, Jeanette; Carr, Margaret; Thomas, Rebecca; Tinning, Andrea; Waitai, Maiangi – International Journal of Early Childhood, 2018
Museum visits can offer rich learning environments for preschool children. In potentiating learning environments, power is shared between adults and children as children and teachers co-construct understanding. Such learning environments also maximise opportunities for dialogue between adults, children and their peers. Drawing on the findings from…
Descriptors: Imagination, Case Studies, Museums, Preschool Children
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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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Delaune, Andrea – Australasian Journal of Gifted Education, 2018
There is much contention surrounding the term 'gifted' within Aotearoa New Zealand and international literature. Five teachers who were identified as exemplary teachers of gifted infants and toddlers by surveyed gifted and early childhood communities participated in this study. Whilst the majority of the community members used the term 'gifted'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gifted, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cherrington, Sue – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
This article reports a multiple-case study project into early childhood teachers' thinking and reflection on their teaching interactions with children in three New Zealand early childhood education centres. Using stimulated-recall interviews, teaching teams viewed video-recorded episodes of their teaching and discussed their thinking and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Case Studies, Reflection, Teacher Student Relationship
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Arndt, Sonja – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Early childhood education settings are arguably places of community, togetherness and belonging. But what if they are not? What if individuals' senses of identity, place or reality clash, do not fit or, worse, repel or offend? This article picks up on the largely under-researched area of teachers' belonging and sense of cultural identity in early…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Early Childhood Education, Teacher Attitudes, Professional Identity
Chzhen, Yekaterina; Rees, Gwyther; Gromada, Anna; Cuesta, Jose; Bruckauf, Zlata – UNICEF, 2018
In the world's richest countries, some children do worse at school than others because of circumstances beyond their control, such as where they were born, the language they speak or their parents' occupations. These children enter the education system at a disadvantage and can drop further behind if educational policies and practices reinforce,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries
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Brennan, Margaret – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2017
Research indicates that adult sensitivity to psychological states (both the adult's and the infant's) will affect the security of attachment yet the teacher's internal state has received little attention in infant care. "Perezhivanie" is a sociocultural concept that presents affect and intellect as a unit rather than separate elements.…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Preschool Teachers, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Hedges, Helen; Cooper, Maria – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2017
Children represent their efforts to make sense of their social worlds in various ways. Having, making and being friends are common foci of children's interactions and identity development. These efforts may become visible through analysing video-recorded snippets of children's play. In particular, repeated viewing of episodes of children's…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Early Childhood Education, Qualitative Research, Foreign Countries
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Bussey, Katherine; Hill, Diti – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This article investigates the approach of care as curriculum and teachers' perceptions of this notion. It is a descriptive account of the interviews of four Aotearoa New Zealand-based infant and toddler teachers' perceptions of care as curriculum. Care as curriculum is a pedagogical approach that was brought to the research process. This was an…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Investigations, Definitions, Interviews
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Swain, Nicola; Bodkin-Allen, Sally – Research Studies in Music Education, 2017
Early childhood teachers are often required to sing, which requires confidence. The purpose of the present study was to treat early childhood teachers who self-identified as uncertain singers using either a group singing (GS) approach, or a talking approach, based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The aim of the study was to increase…
Descriptors: Singing, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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