- Diverse family and community contexts: anti-bias approaches
- Images of childhood and children’s rights
- Social justice in early childhood education and care
- Early childhood settings as democratic forums: pedagogical documentation and research
- Interrogating diversity and difference
- Unequal childhoods: poverty, racism and colonialism
- Critical multiculturalism: honouring reconciliation
- Reconceptualising the family for social justice
- Language, gender and sexual identity
- The ethical educator: anti-bias curriculum and cultural competence
- Standard Media
- Online assignment submission
- Web links
- Embedded Multimedia
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No special requirements
This subject explores contemporary issues of culture, equity, values, and social justice in early childhood pedagogy. Historical and contemporary images of childhood, and their relationship to images of teaching, are examined. Diverse family and community contexts are investigated, with a focus on promoting early childhood settings and services as democratic forums that are welcoming to and respectful of all cultures and beliefs. Children’s rights perspective is emphasised, and anti-bias approaches are analysed with a view towards enhancing reconciliation between diverse cultures and communities. Pre-service teachers reconceptualise their perspectives on families, gender, language, beliefs, and sexual identity to consolidate an ethical approach to the profession of educator.
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- Essay (50%)
- Investigation (50%)