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Sameness-as-fairness: Early childhood professionals negotiating multiculturalism in childcare

Corine M. P. Rivalland and Joce Nuttall

Education settings are one of the key points of contact new migrants have with their host society, so the way early childhood teachers negotiate multiculturalism is important. This article is based on a study from Australia, one of the most multicultural nations on Earth. It examines how, in implementing equality by treating new-migrant families “the same”, the early childhood centres that took part might inadvertently be fostering inequality.

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