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- Research articles - 2018 early publication
- Call for Papers
- Is it wrong if a teacher tells the truth about Santa being not real?
- Non-contact time
- Equity funding and its use and abuse
- NZ ECE Scholarships and financial help for students in 2018
- Serious outcomes of kindergarten changes for children
- Minimum ratios and unqualified teachers
- Christmas planning
- Responding to family ethnic, religious and cultural diversity in celebrations
- Swimming and teaching confidence in water
- Gifts appropriate to give and loved by toddlers and preschoolers
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1. New research articles
The first 2018 issue of the NZ-International Research in ECE Journal has been released. See this on the ChildForum website, or click on the papers below to view.
Watson, N.. (2018). Can early years’ practitioners facilitate social development during conflicts between young children?. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 17–34. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1562-social-development-and-conflicts-between-children.html
Wishart, L. (2018). Early childhood educator perceptions of children’s physical activity and the outdoors. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 1–16. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1557-educator-perceptions-of-childrens-physical-activity-outdoors-natural-environment.html
Kinkead-Clark, Z. (2018). Where are the men in Jamaica’s early childhood classrooms? The experiences of those who choose to teach young children. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 35 - 46. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1563-young-children-men-teachers-jamaica.html
Tyler, J., Davies, M. & Bennett, B. (2018). Increasing early childhood education enrolment and attendance rates in South Auckland, New Zealand. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 100–111. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1569-early-childhood-attendance-enrolment.html
Zhang, Q. (2018). Delineating and reconciling various perspectives on quality in New Zealand early childhood services. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 76 - 87. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1566-reconciling-perspectives-on-quality.html
Boereboom, J. & Cramman, H. (2018). Primary school entry assessment in New Zealand. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 47 - 61. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1564-primary-school-entry-assessment-in-new-zealand.html
Postlewaight, G. (2018). Effective transition to school: Integrating philosophy, pedagogy and curriculum. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 62 - 75. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1565-transition-to-school-integrating-philosophy-pedagogy-and-curriculum.html
Costales, G.S. and Anderson, R. (2018). Preschool teachers’ and parents’ perspectives on primary school preparation in Singapore. NZ International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 21(1), 88 - 99. Retrieved from https://www.childforum.com/research/2018-nz-international-early-childhood-education-journal/1567-teacher-parent-views-prepare-children-school.html
2. Call for Papers
The journal publishes research results, critiques, methodological papers and theoretical articles relating to children’s education, wellbeing and care in the early years (from conception and up to eight years of age).
Research relating to teaching and learning, pedagogical approaches, early intervention, parenting, child health, child safety, child development, and teacher/parent education are particularly welcome.
Papers examining a research method, an aspect of methodology, or contributing to the development of theory are also invited.
3. Is it wrong if a teacher tells the truth about Santa being not real?
Perhaps Santa is real? Should a teacher lie? Should it be left up to children to learn about Santa on their own? What if a child tells other children? Is up to the parents? - many people think so.
4. Non-contact time
How much non-contact time do NZ early childhood teachers get? Why is non-contact time important? What are teachers expected to use the time for? Learn about entitlements/ rights, expectations, and uses of non-contact time. This article includes discussion of employment contracts, home-based and centre perspectives on non-contact time, and how teachers and educators can experience it.
5. Equity funding and its use and abuse
Is equity funding the best use of taxpayer money? A look at how it is reaching the children that need it in ECE. Different ways that the funding might be spent by services. Ministry of Education requirements for reporting spending. How both services and umbrella organisations may exploit the funding, with potential for providers should they choose not to use it for equity for disadvantaged and vulnerable children to keep thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars for purposes such as growing their bank balance or business.
6. NZ ECE Scholarships and financial help for students in 2018
7. Serious outcomes of kindergarten changes
When an ECE provider makes operational changes without taking into account children's needs and child development and education research - the effects on children can be terrible.
8. Minimum ratios and unqualified teachers
"Staff burnout is what happens when you don’t have enough resources to do the job at hand. And it’s not just burnout which is the issue here, children are also missing out. The resources I’m referring to are not digital devices, books or even crayons – it is teachers."
9. Christmas planning
10. Responding to family ethnic, religious and cultural diversity in celebrations
Why are some religious beliefs and cultural celebrations recognised in an early childhood service and others not?
11. Swimming and teaching confidence in water
12. Gifts appropriate to give and loved by toddlers and preschoolers
It's easy to forget that sometimes the best presents for children don't cost a lot of money.
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