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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...