#6 Push-down curriculum / Professional identity
Lisa, Leanne and Liam are back again to discuss:
- Examples of “push-down” curriculum, where school-readiness programs are becoming more prevalent in the Birth - 5 space. (The article that got us thinking about this is here.)
- The thorny issue of professional identity in the sector. What are the challenges and opportunities? (Leanne has insisted that links be provided to Liam’s blog pieces on the topic here and here).
Lisa: G8 Education 2015 Results Presentation - a look at Australia’s largest for-profit ECEC organisation.
Leanne: Hillary Clinton Answers 10 Questions on Early Education - the US Presidential nominee on early childhood education
Liam: SNAICC appeals again for greater consideration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services in child care reforms - The fight continues for Indigenous ECEC services.
Thanks to Melinda Gambley and Janet Robertson for their very kind reviews of our show. We are very grateful!
The artwork for the podcast is created by Canberra-based artist Annabel McNicholas.