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Unreasonable expectation: the dilemma for pedagogues in delivering policy objectives
(Routledge,Taylor & Francis group., 2010)
Internationally, early childhood care and education policy is increasingly informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) (1989). In the Republic of Ireland, the importance of this convention ...
Professional identity in early childhood care and education: perspectives of pre-school and infant teachers (Pre-Published Version)
This paper explores perceptions of professional identity in the early childhood care and educations sector (ECCE) in the Republic of Ireland (ROI). It is concerned with the status, salary and conditions of those working ...
Locating quality in early childhood care and education discourse in Ireland: pre-school and infant classrooms as a crucible for learning and development
(Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, 2011)
This study examines the extent to which national and international early childhood policy becomes embedded as an everyday phenomenon in pre-school and primary contexts. Located within an ecological contextual framework ...
An evaluation of education provision for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Ireland
(National Council for Special Education (Department of Education and Science), 2016)
An examination of concepts of school readiness among parents and educators in Ireland
(Department of Children and Youth Affairs [Ireland], 2016)
From vision to practice: are children at the centre or clinging on at the periphery of practice within early childhood care and education provision? (Pre-published version)
Concepts such as child-centred practice, children’s agency and active participation feature strongly within Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) policy. They have been shaped by the UN Convention on the Rights of the ...
Childcare regulations: regulatory enforcement in Ireland. What happens when the inspector calls? (Pre-published version)
Childcare regulations ensure children’s rights to Early Childhood Care and Education settings that protect them from harm and promote their healthy development. To ensure that settings comply, power is vested with regulatory ...
Breach of trust - getting it right for children in early childhood care and education in Ireland
In May 2013 an exposé of verbal, physical and emotional abuse of young children attending three early childhood education and care (ECEC) settings in Ireland was aired on national television in a documentary called Breach ...
Untangling the knots – [k]not easy: professional identity in the early childhood care and education sector
Those working in the Early Childhood Care and Education sector have struggled for professional recognition and status. While professional identity, or lack of it, is associated with a multiplicity of factors, this paper ...