AEB 3174 Change and and Social Justice in Early Childhood Session 4 Cultural Diversity and family structure a capacity building approach. Lecturers: Lidia Hall and Christine Cook. Cultural Diversity and family structure a capacity building approach.
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Lecturers: Lidia Hall and
This lecture will examine how you can provide a positive learning environment for all children and families in your service by:
Which early childhood policies and frameworks support social inclusion?
35,895 children are placed in Out of Home Care each year in Australia.
There are 46, 187 substantiated Child Protection reports each year in Australia.
There are an estimated 32,400 young people between 12 to 24 years who are homeless in Australia.
Young People with Child Protection involvement are overrepresented in Youth Justice and Homelessness statistics.
Indigenous people account for around 5% of young people, but are over-represented in Youth Justice and Homelessness statistics.
Whitelion and OFA estimate that there are nearly 50,000 vulnerable young people in Australia and nearly 15,000 at high risk.
Homelessness is the most extreme form of poverty – 10% of Australians live in poverty, mainly Indigenous people, long term unemployed and single parent families.
A young person is defined by the Australian Government as someone aged 12-24. OFA and Whitelion will work with young people aged 10-25 (and older in special circumstances).
14,545 young people are in contact with the Youth Justice system each year in Australia.
What do you say when?
What would you do differently?
How can learning a second language help English literacy? http://www.education.vic.gov.au/school/principals/curriculum/Pages/languageliteracy.aspx
Racism. No way!
Australians Against Racism
Amnesty International Australia
Aboriginal Education Koori Heritage Trust
Multicultural Arts Victoria http://www.multiculturalarts.com.au/events2014/diversity.shtml
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Birth to 8 years (VEYLDF)
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (pdf - 2.1mb)
Report on the Assessment for Learning and Development Project 2012 Transforming Practice in the early years
Report on the Assessment for Learning and Development Project 2012 Transforming Practice in the Early Years (pdf - 5.34mb)
National Quality Agenda
Australian Journal of Early Childhood, June 2013. NEW!
Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework: Managing change in a complex environment (pdf - 2.12mb)
Issues to consider
The National Association for the Education of Young Children 1996 uses the notion of a childrens champion in association with its code of Ethical Conduct as noted in the following pledge (NAEYC 1996 pg 58)
Supporting the Development of Inclusive Policies
page 321 Chapter seven advocacy working in children's services.