Early Childhood Education

1761 WordsJul 15, 20188 Pages
Introduction This research report presents an analysis of and conclusions drawn from the experiences and perspectives of two educators that work in the early childhood setting. The main objective is to identify key elements and issues in relation to the families, diversity and difference. In particular how an early childhood educator implements, different approaches to honour culture and diversity, and to advocate for social justice in an early childhood settings. As such, it allows an insight into the important role that families and their background plays in the everyday lives of the children and educators within early childhood settings. In today’s ever-changing growing society it is essential for educators to be flexible to the…show more content…
Julie- educator 2 is a white Australian female in her late 20’s. She is a qualified group leader currently working in a Kindy room with children aged 2.5- 2.5 years; she is also assistant director (2IC) of her centre that she has worked at for the past ten years. The interview was a one on one scenario, conducted in her staff room after work, the interview was recorded. Both educators signed a letter of consent to participate in this research project, allowing the interviewee to explore the educators’ experiences and personal beliefs in relation to diversity and difference with the families and children in their centres.(As seen in Appendix 1 & 2). Key aspects and issues in relation to families, diversity and difference were considered essential data to be analysed for this research report. Results and Discussion There is a significant importance placed on educators abilities to understand and implement diversity within educational centres, both Mary and Julie seem to have an in depth understanding of what diversity is and why it is so essential in early childhood settings. Mary and Julie share a common perspective about diversity established by their words such as individual, different, recognise, respect, value and promote. Holman (1998) believed that by accepting the differences of those surrounding us, we recognize and uphold the strength of those differences.
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