Frameworks for Change: Four Recurrent Themes for Quality in Early Childhood Curriculum Initiatives

Feb. 24, 2009

Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Volume 37, Issue 1, February 2009 , pages 45 – 61.

The article reports on the first phase of a case study that explored how early childhood teachers experience organizational change. As one of three levels of quality improvement, State government-funded curriculum initiatives were developed with an aim to promote change.

Three curriculum documents, one each focusing on literacy, pedagogy and health, were released in a short time frame. Analysis of the content of these documents reveals four themes of change that reflected the theories underpinning the waves of change flowing across New South Wales, Australia, in the years 2001-2002.

Updated: Apr. 27, 2009