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Early Childhood Folio vol. 20 no. 2 (2016)

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Author(s): Linda Mitchell
Author(s): Lesley Rameka, Ali Glasgow, and Megan Fitzpatrick

Despite making major advances in educational provision, Māori and Pasifika children continue to lag behind other groups, in New Zealand, achieving disproportionately lower results on national averages. Key to educational success for Māori and Pasifika children is the acknowledgement that they...

Author(s): Jayne White, Gareth Ranger, and Mira Peter

A growing number of 2 year olds are now attending early childhood education (ECE) services nationally and internationally. However, New Zealand has been slow to address the specialist provision and needs for high quality ECE for 2 year olds. The current survey of 248 New Zealand ECE services...

Author(s): Susan Bates

In the Hebrew story, King Solomon was asked to decide which of two “harlots” was the mother of an infant. His proposal to divide the baby between them revealed who could recognise the child’s best interests. This ancient story has resonance for early childhood education, for although our...

Author(s): Paula Cown, Sue Werry, Gayle Bell, and Roberta Skeoch

Teachers understand the importance of whānau (family) involvement for children’s learning. This understanding comes from their own experience as teachers, from an extensive published research base, and, in Aotearoa New Zealand from the national early childhood education curriculum, Te Whāriki....

Author(s): Meredith Kelly

This article has arisen from a study involving teachers in an early childhood centre and their responses to being introduced to schema learning theory. As a former practitioner in early childhood education and in my current role in initial teacher education, I have an interest in cognitive...

Author(s): Elizabeth Schaughency, Jessica Riordan, Shika Das, Jane Carroll, and Elaine Reese

This article has two aims. First, it conveys the results of a questionnaire and focus-group study. This study asked parents of 3- to 5-year-old children what they would like to help support their children’s development toward the transition from early childhood services to primary school. Second...

Author(s): Editor Linda Mitchell and Guest Editor Sonja Arndt

Early Childhood Folio is seeking articles for this special issue. The issue will honour eminent childhood studies scholar, Emeritus Professor Anne B. Smith.
This issue seeks articles focused on children as social actors and understandings of childhoods in contemporary times. It...