Australian Journal of Early Childhood

Australian journal covering early child issues.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, December

Action Research, Ethics and the Risks of Practicing Freedom for Early Childhood Professionals
Introduction There are two paramount characteristics of what Kemmis & McTaggert (1986) called a `fourth generation' of action research that involve participants in the `conscious practice of freedom' and thus engage them in Foucault's terms...
Editorial
It is now 10 years since the early childhood profession in Australia formalised its interest in ethics through the development and promulgation of the Code of Ethics. This edition marks this anniversary by assembling a diverse range of perspectives...
Ethics in Early Childhood: Continuing the Conversations
Introduction Anniversaries are often opportunities to take stock--to look back on achievements as well as ahead to possibilities. So with the 10th anniversary of the launch of the AECA Code of Ethics comes the opportunity to pause and reflect, celebrate...
From a Code of Ethics to an `Ethic of Caring': Perspectives from Aotearoa/New Zealand
The diverse nature of the early childhood education sector in Aotearoa/New Zealand has long been recognised and heralded as positive in providing choice for meeting the needs of children and their families. Yet within this framework of diversity there...
Helping Students Make Tough Decisions Wisely: The Challenge of Ethical Inquiry
Introduction Establishing and maintaining professionalism of the highest standard is critical for all early childhood educators, whether they work directly or indirectly with children and families. It is argued in this article that tertiary educators...
Making Space for Ethics
We find little room for ethics in early childhood policy, practice and research, at least in the Anglo-American world. Most of the space is taken by discussions of early childhood services as technical and managerial issues, objective and value-free,...
Research with Children: Ethical Mind-Fields
Introduction The ethical issues involved in research with young children have been preoccupying me as I complete my doctoral studies. Research that involves children always contains assumptions about the nature of the child and of childhood in general....
The Nature of Values in Early Childhood Education: An Analysis of the AECA Code of Ethics
Introduction In the provision of professional development programs, a problem that continually emerges is the difficulty in changing early childhood professionals' attitudes on a range of issues including, for example, diversity and inclusiveness....

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