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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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Arndt, Sonja – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
When "they" come to "us" in "our" place, what happens, for "them" and for "us"? This article investigates conceptions of Otherness through the story of an immigrant early childhood teacher, seen as the stranger, foreigner, who comes to "our" place, our early childhood setting. It provokes…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Immigrants, Early Childhood Education, Social Attitudes
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Bailie, Patti; Rosenow, Nancy – International Journal of Early Childhood Environmental Education, 2014
The collection of papers contained in this special issue was elicited by a worldwide call for papers to explore settings that provided nature experiences for young children, with attention given to the effects that these initiatives have on the holistic development and environmental awareness of the children, as well as impacts on the teachers and…
Descriptors: Youth, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Educational Environment
Donohue, Chip; Fox, Selena – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2012
Since 1999, the authors have written numerous articles and books, given hundreds of presentations, served on national eLearning groups, and created new international online programs, all while paying careful attention to the trends, issues, and best practices in the effective use of technology tools and distance learning methods. In this article,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Professional Development, Distance Education, Online Courses
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Caulcutt, Toia; Paki, Vanessa – Kairaranga, 2011
Early intervention and early childhood share a unique space in our early years education in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The assessment practices of the two are distinctively different and specific to each discipline. As assessment is a powerful agent for change and responsiveness to learners this article will unpack the reasoning behind these…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices
Keeler, Rusty – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
The author visited the Open Spaces Preschool in Whangarei, New Zealand and was surprised to see the most amazing natural preschool play. There were six preschoolers stripped down to tee shirts and underpants slipping, slopping, and sliding in the dirt spot which had now become the most lovely, silky-smooth deep-brown mud ever. Studies have…
Descriptors: Play, Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Recreational Activities
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Hedges, Helen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2011
New Zealand's early childhood curriculum, "Te Whariki", has two learning outcomes, dispositions and working theories. While a sociocultural perspective of dispositions has received significant attention in research and teaching, "working theories" as a concept has remained somewhat nebulous. This paper describes ways teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intuition, Teaching Methods, Sociocultural Patterns
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Reese, Elaine; Haden, Catherine A.; Baker-Ward, Lynne; Bauer, Patricia; Fivush, Robyn; Ornstein, Peter A. – Journal of Cognition and Development, 2011
Personal narratives are integral to autobiographical memory and to identity, with coherent personal narratives being linked to positive developmental outcomes across the lifespan. In this article, we review the theoretical and empirical literature that sets the stage for a new lifespan model of personal narrative coherence. This new model…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Laboratories, Personal Narratives, Memory
Buckley, Philippa; Meek, Brad; Street, Pat – International Association of School Librarianship, 2010
This paper reports on the experiences of the Evaluation Team, comprised of experienced librarians from the Christchurch City Libraries and primary teacher educators (from Canterbury University) as they planned and implemented interventions working with the children of teen mothers (one marginalised cohort within a wider study). In particular it…
Descriptors: Reading, Libraries, Reading Processes, Emergent Literacy
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Piburn, Donald Edward – Young Children, 2010
A gender-diverse workforce is becoming the global goal for high-quality early childhood programming. Having a balance of female and male early care and education (ECE) professionals supports greater flexibility in the gender role expectations of young children and helps girls and boys avoid stereotypic assumptions about gender. This article lists…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Sex Role, Young Children, Males
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Boyd, Lynda – Early Child Development and Care, 2009
The purpose of this article is to describe the New Zealand experience of second language acquisition as it applies to learning the Maori language and also to new immigrants learning English. The article describes the te kohanga reo movement and also outlines the government policy as it relates to the learning of English as an additional language…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Malayo Polynesian Languages, English (Second Language)
Prochner, Larry – University of British Columbia Press, 2009
In the early nineteenth century, governments began to develop specialized educational programs--kindergartens and infant or nursery schools--to give children a head start in life. These programs hinged on new visions of childhood that originated in England and Europe, but what happened when they were transported to the colonies? This book unwinds…
Descriptors: Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education, Integrity, Foreign Countries
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Nagel, Nancy G. – Young Children, 2009
The New Zealand Ministry of Education's early childhood curriculum policy is built on a framework called "Te Whariki." This framework provides a sociocultural context for children's early learning and emphasizes a learning partnership between teachers, parents, families, and community. Besides interpersonal relationships, Te Whariki…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Family Involvement, Young Children, Foreign Countries
Pelo, Ann, Ed. – Rethinking Schools, Ltd, 2008
"Rethinking Early Childhood Education" is alive with the conviction that teaching young children involves values and vision. This anthology collects inspiring stories about social justice teaching with young children. Included here is outstanding writing from childcare teachers, early-grade public school teachers, scholars, and parents.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Holidays, Play
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Bone, Jane – International Journal of Children's Spirituality, 2008
Attention to spirituality is proposed to be a means of restoring and supporting well-being in early childhood educational contexts. In Aotearoa, New Zealand, the spiritual dimension is included in the early childhood curriculum "Te Whariki". This holistic approach to education supported research in three different early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Holistic Approach, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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