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Sumsion, Jennifer; Harrison, Linda; Letsch, Karen; Bradley, Benjamin Sylvester; Stapleton, Matthew – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
This article considers opportunities and risks arising from the prominence of the belonging motif in Australia's Early Years Learning Framework and, more implicitly, in the National Quality Standard, against which the quality of the early childhood education and care services is assessed. A vignette constructed from case study data generated in…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Black, Felicia V. – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2018
Quality professional development for a diverse early education and care workforce has been a priority in policy reform agendas. This issue points to the need to address quality professional development for this particular workforce, across varied childcare settings, which takes into consideration the complex experiences and intersecting social…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Faculty Development, Case Studies, Child Care Centers
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Stratigos, Tina – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2015
Belonging is emerging as an important concept for early childhood education and care. However, it is one that requires further theorisation beyond everyday or romanticised understandings. The politics of belonging provides a potentially productive focus for thinking about belonging in early childhood education and care because of its attention to…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Infants, Day Programs, Infant Care
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Nupponen, Hanna – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2006
There has been minimal Australian research focused on leadership and management aspects of directors' work in centre-based child care to date. In Australia, practices in early education have been drawn largely from studies in other cultural contexts, particularly research undertaken in the United States. It is timely that Australian research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership, Child Care, Child Care Centers