Hawkins, Karen (2007) Three imperatives: valuing an anti-bias curriculum, investing in early childhood education and promoting collaborative research. In: Eidos Emerge 2007 Conference: Valuing and Investing in People, 10 Sept 2007, Power House, New Farm, Brisbane, QLD.
[Abstract]: This paper draws on a collaborative inquiry that employed the methodological design of Participatory Action Research. It involved two Australian preschool communities exploring how children’s literature could be used as a strategy to support and promote an anti-bias multicultural curriculum. Based on the argument that anti-bias multicultural education is a key factor in developing human capital for an inclusive, productive multicultural society this paper discusses three imperatives that impacted on the collaborative inquiry. The first imperative concerns the fact that anti-bias multicultural education must begin in the early years. The second imperative highlights the importance of investing research energy into early childhood education to assist educators with strategies for implementing an anti-bias multicultural curriculum. The third imperative emphasises the need to underpin such research with collaborative inquiry that is participative and transformative.
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|Depositing User:||Ms Karen Hawkins|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Education|
|Date Deposited:||21 Jan 2008 05:08|
|Last Modified:||12 Jan 2015 05:10|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||anti-bias multicultural education, early childhood education, collaborative research|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160809 Sociology of Education
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160803 Race and Ethnic Relations
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Maori)
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