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Early Childhood Folio 8 (2004)


Author(s): Anne Meade
Author(s): Judith Loveridge
This article draws on research that was carried out in a kindergarten and two junior classes in one community. It presents findings about the understandings that mothers have of what and how their young children should be learning in kindergarten, the first year of primary school, and at home.
Author(s): Lyn Wright
Centre-based models of early childhood care and education provision dominate the early childhood landscape, and “taken-for-granted” practices tend to reflect centre-based discourse. Home-based early childhood care and education settings challenge many of these common practices. This research...
Author(s): Joce Nuttall and Suzy Edwards
How do early childhood teachers describe and enact their ideas about the curriculum? Two researchers, one from each side of the Tasman, describe how they have separately attempted to address this question. Despite the differing contexts of their research, the findings of their studies have one...
Author(s): Valerie N. Podmore with Jan Taouma and the A'oga Fa'a Samoa
How are children’s languages, identity, and confidence supported during transitions? This article describes participant research on innovative practices in transition at a Samoan-immersion early childhood “Centre of Innovation”. The research investigates the relationship between learning and...
Author(s): Joy Cullen and Pat Nolan
Road safety education for young children requires more than games, rhymes, and worksheets; it needs to be linked to everyday experiences of traffic and addressed “little and often”. This article reports on the experiences of teachers and classes in the first years of school who participated in a...
Author(s): Marilyn Fleer, Beverley Jane, and Jill Robbins
Early childhood programmes already feature many technological artefacts, such as blocks, collage materials, and construction kits—but is technology education happening in these centres? What dimension of children’s work with these materials turns the activity from “doing” to “designerly thinking”?...
Author(s): Mere Skerrett–White
A description of the development of te arapū Māori—an alphabet naming system for Māori—and its uses in reversing language shift in kōhanga reo.