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Title: Speaking in Our Own Voice - The Stories of Rudolf Steiner Early Childhood Educators in the Context of the Early Years Learning Framework
Contributor(s): Horne-Kennedy, Jessica Beth (author); Sims, Margaret  (supervisor)orcid ; Noone, Genevieve  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2015
Copyright Date: 2014
Open Access: No
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Abstract: In 'Belonging, Being and Becoming, The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia' (EYLF), secure and respectful relationships are positioned as fundamental to ensuring all children feel a sense of place or belonging when they attend an early childhood setting. The different ways that educators form relationships with children to create that sense of belonging may hold similarities and differences depending on the beliefs that each educator holds. An open and inclusive atmosphere, where belonging is central, acknowledges the diversity present in the culture of the service. For educators, being aware of personal beliefs is an important starting point for developing a sense of openness towards the different beliefs, traditions and aspirations that families attending early childhood services hold. At the heart of this study was a professional need to explore how Rudolf Steiner philosophy interprets the practice of forming relationships with children.
Publication Type: Thesis Masters Research
Field of Research (FoR): 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 940104 Carers Development and Welfare
940105 Childrens/Youth Services and Childcare
Rights Statement: Copyright 2014 - Jessica Beth Horne-Kennedy
Open Access Embargo: 2020-03-21
HERDC Category Description: T1 Thesis - Masters Degree by Research
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