Action for change? Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in early childhood education curricula

Miller, Melinda G. (2013) Action for change? Embedding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives in early childhood education curricula. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis focuses on non-Indigenous educators’ work around embedding Indigenous perspectives in early childhood education curricula. In place of reporting examples of ‘good’ educational practice, the study questions how whiteness and racism continue to operate in diversity work that is seen to be productive and inclusive. The thesis argues for a more comprehensive framework for embedding Indigenous perspectives in before-school contexts to support educators’ efforts. New strategies for professional development are also suggested to support changes in disciplinary knowledge and pedagogy.

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ID Code: 60905
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Grieshaber, Sue & Lampert, Jo
Keywords: Action Research, Indigenous Perspectives, Whiteness, Early Childhood Education, Professional Development, Childcare, Non-Indigenous Educators, Anti-Racism, Racism
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 24 Jun 2013 07:21
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2015 04:25

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