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Title: Student teacher knowledge: Knowing and understanding subject matter in the New Zealand context
Contributor(s): Garbett, Dawn (author); Tynan, Belinda (author)
Publication Date: 2002
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Abstract: In the past few decades there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of early childhood education in New Zealand. Concomitant with this has been the move towards professionalising the early childhood sector through a national curriculum and increased expectations for its practitioners. This paper examines issues relating to the changing role of early childhood teachers as they manage the implementation of the New Zealand curriculum. There is no consensus about what makes up the professional knowledge base for early childhood educators. This paper explores the nature of professional knowledge and suggests that subject matter knowledge may be more important than previously recognised for early childhood educators.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 27(3), p. 1-6
Publisher: Australian Early Childhood Association
Place of Publication: Deakin (ACT), Australia
ISSN: 0312-5033
Field of Research (FOR): 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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