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Early Childhood Folio Vol. 17 No. 1 (2013)

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Author(s): Linda Mitchell
Author(s): Jane Blaikie

This is one of a series about researchers whose work has made a difference in early years education. Jane Blaikie writes about the work of Marie Bell (19 February 1922–3 November 2012).

Author(s): Maria Cooper, Helen Hedges, Daniel Lovatt, and Trish Murphy

How might ways of engaging with families set Pasifika children up for learning success? Early childhood education in New Zealand is commonly play-based and builds on teachers’ understandings about children’s interests and abilities. Teachers are encouraged to collaborate with families in their...

Author(s): Amanda Bateman, Timothy Bennett, Sharmila Cairo, and Nadine MacMillan

How do teachers use their interests to support teaching and learning episodes with children? How is the national early childhood curriculum,  Te Whāriki, implemented by teachers? This article uses the conversation analysis of video and audio recordings of three teachers in...

Author(s): Nola Harvey

Recent demographic changes create new challenges for teachers in English-medium settings in early years education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Increases in the number of children learning in more than one language demand an urgent review of teachers’ pedagogies. This article draws on...

Author(s): Janette Kelly

This article is based on a small-scale qualitative study that explored children’s and teachers’ responses to a selection of picture books about family diversity. The picture books all featured same-gender parented families and are in keeping with Te Whāriki where it is maintained...

Author(s): Rachael S. Burke

 

What constitutes a quality centre or an effective teacher cannot be assumed to be globally the same and beliefs about quality invariably support dominant ideologies. For example, in the New Zealand early childhood education context, teacher-child ratios and group size are...

Author(s): Margaret Carr, Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips, Caryll Resink, Michelle Anderson, and Tania Jack

When children in Aotearoa New Zealand begin school at 5 years of age they take with them a wealth of learning. For the majority of children transitioning from early childhood education to school this learning has been documented in portfolios. In many cases, and for many reasons,...