Australian Journal of Early Childhood

Australian journal covering early child issues.

Articles from Vol. 33, No. 1, March

Bullying Affects Us Too: Parental Responses to Bullying at Kindergarten
ALTHOUGH IT IS WIDELY acknowledged that bullying is common among older children, preschool children have often been considered too young to have the capacity to form deliberate intentions to harm others, which characterises bullying. Instead, parents,...
Computer Use by Preschool Children: Rethinking Practice as Digital Natives Come to Preschool
THE WORLD OF MOST WESTERN children has undergone significant changes in the past few decades, brought about significantly by the uptake of computers. Yet early childhood philosophy has been one where particular notions have remained relatively consistent...
Concerts for Young Children
THE IMAGE OF A SYMPHONY concert is that of a formal occasion: well-dressed patrons in well-appointed venues listening attentively to programs of classical music, applauding when etiquette demands and enjoying a drink with friends at interval--not an...
Early Childhood Teachers Coping with Educational Change
Introduction IN OUR WORLD CHANGE is inevitable. As shifting economic, political, societal and technological forces interplay, they directly and indirectly influence every facet of our lives. Regardless of where we live, our occupation or social...
Editorial
EARLY CHILDHOOD AUSTRALIA has as its mission the aim to advocate and ensure quality, social justice and equity in all issues relating to the education and care of children from birth to eight years. One of the strategies used to work towards this aim...
Encouraging the Reflection Process in Undergraduate Teachers Using Guided Reflection
Introduction MUCH HAS BEEN WRITTEN about the benefits of reflection as a practice for teachers (Artzt & Armour Thomas, 2002; Margolis, 2002; Mayes, 2001 a, 2001b; Moore, 2002; Rock & Levin, 2002; Swain, 1998). However, earlier debates centred...
Indigenous Child Care-Leading the Way
We are not doing well EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES in Australia are fragmented and operate from a range of jurisdictions (Press & Hayes, 2001). Some children attend out-of-home services such as child care. These children tend to be children of parents...
Making the Multicultural Learning Environment Flourish: The Importance of the Child-Teacher Relationship in Educating Young Children about Diversity
The child-teacher relationship IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUNG children to experience ambiguity when trying to conceptualise the idea of ethnic and cultural diversity. It is not uncommon that children's images of ethnicity do not correspond to reality....
Meeting the Goals of Te Whariki through Music in the Early Childhood Curriculum
Introduction FROM THE VERY FIRST gathering of human beings in groups, life has been celebrated, nurtured and revived through artistic expression. Throughout all ages dance, music, art, drama and a range of integrated art forms have provided the...
Presence as a Dimension of Early Childhood Professional Practice
PRESENCE HAS RECEIVED considerable attention in the nursing literature with respect to the phenomenon of caring (Fredriksson, 1999; Nelms, 1996) and, more recently, in relation to teaching (for example, Rodgers & Raider-Roth, 2006). However, presence...
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