Australian Journal of Early Childhood

Australian journal covering early child issues.

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, June

'But Three-Year-Olds Can't ...' Glass Ceilings in Early Childhood-Implications for Gifted Children
Introduction I remember Renee (2.11) wanted to draw a special Easter greeting for her grandparents. She asked for a very large piece of paper and marker. The paper measured approximately 1 metre by 1.5 metres. Renee drew a very large rabbit....
Changing Images of Mother/mothering
Introduction `Mothering', `mother', and `woman' are often understood and defined as historical monolithic structures in which mother/mothering are positioned as biological determinants of womanhood rather than socio-historical cultural constructions...
Editorial
The calls to challenge the traditional knowledge base of early childhood theory and research--and the policy and practices it produces--link reconceptualist thinking. Contributors to this second themed edition of AJEC on reconceptualisation argue that...
Neuroscience and Early Childhood? A Dangerous Liaison
Introduction In asserting that neuroscience and early childhood is a `necessary partnership', Talay-Ongan joins the views of enthusiastic writers from the USA that are sweeping the field of education. Brain research is fascinating. It has the capacity...
Neuroscience and Early Childhood: A Necessary Partnership
Brain and the newborn The human brain, the organ of the mind, is a dynamic and responsive structure, which is deeply affected by experience, and shaped by stimulation. Soon after birth, different areas of the brain establish connections with each...
Reconceptualising Child Care in Rural Areas: Meeting the Needs?
Individuals living in rural areas of Australia face severe difficulties in accessing a range of services which include child care. Research (McKenzie, 1986; Tasker & Siemon, 1998; Townsend, Mohoney, Nesbitt & Hallebone, 1999) have found that...
Reconceptualising the Role of Parents in Observation
The current role of observation in early childhood education Observational theory is used by early childhood professionals to obtain knowledge about who a child is within the early childhood setting. The developmental lens traditionally draws insights...
Regulating the Early Childhood Field
Policy and the state The state (at both national and state levels) has always played an important part in educational policy-making and today represents a large and complex organisation that includes politicians and bureaucrats. However, politicians,...