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Lindsay, Gai – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
Visual arts provisions are central to children's holistic, play-based learning, yet the visual arts self-efficacy beliefs and subject content knowledge of early childhood educators influence pedagogical choices. When early childhood educators lack the visual arts confidence, skills, and knowledge required to effectively support children's visual…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Art Education, Early Childhood Education, Self Efficacy
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Clarke, Linda; McLaughlin, Tara; Aspden, Karyn; Riley, Tracy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
Early childhood teachers' professional learning and development (PLD) is a significant factor in the provision of quality early childhood education (ECE), yet gaining a full picture of PLD in the New Zealand ECE context is problematic. Information about government-funded PLD programmes is available through evaluations, however, teachers access PLD…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Inservice Teacher Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Cumming, Tamara; Wong, Sandie; Logan, Helen – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
A child's right to high quality education not only relies on a competent and skilled workforce, but one in which educators are well. Supporting a well workforce requires governments, organisations and educators to attend to work environment quality. This attention needs be based on sound, relevant evidence. In this paper we contribute evidence of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Well Being, Work Environment, Work Attitudes
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Schriever, Vicki – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
This paper examines how early childhood teachers employed in kindergarten, understand and manage their changing roles regarding digital technologies. Nineteen participants were involved in the study. Symbolic interactionism provided the theoretical lens to investigate each early childhood teacher's lived experiences and grounded theory provided…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Role, Technology Uses in Education
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Stratigos, Tina; Fenech, Marianne – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
While early childhood educators' use of digital applications (apps) to document children's experiences and support parent communication is increasing, there is limited empirical research about the impact of these applications on children's experiences and educators' practices. This article provides a critical analysis of the findings from this…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Early Childhood Education, Computer Oriented Programs, Early Childhood Teachers
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White, E. Jayne; Rooney, Tonya; Gunn, Alexandra C.; Nuttall, Joce – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
This paper reports from a pilot study investigating the ways digital documentation platforms are changing educators' work in early childhood education. Digital documentation platforms are secure websites or application software, enabled by computer, smartphone, or tablet technologies, allowing educators to record observations of children's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Teachers, Computer Uses in Education, Documentation
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Murphy, Catherine; Matthews, Jan; Clayton, Olivia; Cann, Warren – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2021
Children learn in the context of relationships with important caregivers. The early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector increasingly recognises that supporting strong relationships between families and ECEC services is a powerful way to improve children's educational, health and wellbeing outcomes. We report findings from a study which, via…
Descriptors: Parent School Relationship, Early Childhood Education, Parent Attitudes, Self Esteem
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Liang, Xinyun; Cohrssen, Caroline – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
With Australia's overwhelming 'Yes' vote on marriage equality in November 2017, the need for early childhood educators to ensure that understandings of 'family' reflected in early childhood education and care settings include lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) parents and their children, is further reinforced. Here, a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Inclusion, LGBTQ People
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Hesterman, Sandra; Targowska, Anna – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This paper discusses the findings of a qualitative research project conducted in 2017 that explored practitioners' experiences and perceptions of the provision of play pedagogies in contemporary Western Australian early childhood education contexts. Interviews were conducted with four play-based learning teachers and an open-ended survey was…
Descriptors: Play, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries
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Ayling, Natasha J.; Walsh, Kerryann; Williams, Kate E. – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Mandatory reporting of child abuse and neglect is a complex yet essential responsibility tasked to many professional groups working with children, including the early childhood education and care (ECEC) workforce. This paper provides a narrative review synthesising the empirical literature on factors influencing ECEC educators' reporting of child…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Teachers, Disclosure, Child Abuse
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Boyd, Wendy – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Waste created by modern lifestyles is of key concern to sustainable development globally. Early childhood centres engage in sustainable practices, and waste management is one of these practices. Past research has indicated that early childhood staff are challenged to implement sustainable practices. However, the National Quality Standard requires…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Sanitation, Foreign Countries, Program Effectiveness
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Gibson, Megan; McFadden, Amanda; Williams, Kate E.; Zollo, Lyn; Winter, Abigail; Lunn, Jo – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
Early childhood teachers have a myriad of possible employment options, with birth to eight years degree qualifications preparing graduates to work in a range of early childhood settings, including prior-to-school. At the same time, early childhood workforce policies in Australia, and elsewhere, are increasingly requiring degree-qualified teachers…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Preschool Education
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Inchaustegui, Yeni Acosta; Alsina, Ángel – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
The mathematics curricula of countries such as the United States, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand have started to incorporate the teaching of algebra in early childhood education. From this perspective, our study has two objectives: (a) to design a learning trajectory and teaching itinerary introducing patterns for children between the ages…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Learning Processes, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Sanagavarapu, Prathyusha – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
This study surveyed 115 Australian parents' knowledge, views, and feelings of food allergy management and guidelines in primary schools. Although most parents were knowledgeable about food allergy management and related guidelines, half of them had limited understanding on how schools identify and respond to anaphylaxis, or teachers' recent…
Descriptors: Food, Allergy, Guidelines, Parent Attitudes
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Madanipour, Parian; Cohrssen, Caroline – Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 2020
The incorporation of digital technologies is explicitly addressed in the Early Years Learning Framework for Australia. The use of augmented reality (AR) technology, as one form of digital technology, is increasingly embedded in digital applications because it allows individuals to interact with real and virtual objects. A significant body of…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Technology Integration
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