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Research

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For many years the children, families and staff of Wiradjuri have been a part of a number of exciting research into early learning projects. This research has produced a range of videos and publications that are now available through the Wiradjuri Preschool and Child Care Centre.

If you would like to obtain any of the material below, contact our centre.

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  • Hydon, C. & Duncan, A. (2018) Acceptance, justice and equality: Exploring reconciliation in early childhood education and care. Research in Practice Series.  Canberra: Early Childhood Australia.
  • Richardson, C. (2018). Communicating family diversity and celebrations. Feature article. Every Child Vol 24 (3) pp.4-5
  • Duncan, A. (2017). Reconciliation Action Plans: Including Children's Voices. Every Child, Vol 23 (3) pp.6-7
  • Richardson, C. (2017). Reconciliation and inclusion. Feature article. Every Child Vol 23 (2) pp.6-7
  • Richardson, C. (2016). Mandatory reporting: make the call. Feature article. Every Child Vol 22 (1) pp.27
  • Duncan, A. (2015). The Colour of Country. Canadian Children: The Journal of the Canadian Association for Young Children, 40(2), 33-42.
  • Duncan, A., Dawning, F., & Taylor, A. (2015). Reinscribing Indigenous Architectures, Contemporary Dreamings, and Newcomer Belongings on Ngunnawal Country, Australia. In Unsettling The Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education (1st ed., pp. 176-197). New York: Routledge.
  • Richardson, C. (2015) Belonging: At the heart of relating to others. Everyday Learning Series. Canberra. Early Childhood Australia.
  • Richardson. C. (2014) Celebrating Reconciliation in NAIDOC Week and every day. Article. ECA Voice. Vol 16 (3). P 7.
  • Richardson. C. (2013) Choosing a career in ECEC – more than just liking children .  Article. ECA Voice . Vol 15 (1). P 8.
  • Richardson, C. (2012). Teaching standards:  Increasing the professionalism of early childhood educators … Feature article. Every Child Vol. 18  (4) pp 4-5
  • Richardson, C. (2011). Thinking about place … Feature article. Every Child Vol. 17  (4) pp 4-5
  • Richardson, C. (2011). Using Portfolios – interpreting learning. Feature article.  Every Child Vol. 17 (3) pp26-27
  • Richardson, C. (2011). Developing a  space for belonging. Feature article. Every Child Vol. 17 (2) pp4-5
  • Richardson, C. (2011) Respecting Diversity: Articulating Early Childhood Practice.Research in Practice Series.  Canberra: Early Childhood Australia.
  • Duncan, A. (2010) Walking in Black and White in Guigni, M. & Mundine, K. (eds) Talkin' Up and Speakin' Out. NSW. Pademelon Press pp61-65
  • Richardson, C. (2010). 'So just how long does it take to go to the bin?' Article. Every Child. Vol16 (2) p20
  • Richardson, C. (2009). Working with what you have …. Feature article. Every Child Vol. 15 (3) pp10-11
  • Richardson, C. (2009). Supporting children's thinking about play. Feature article. Every Child Vol. 15 (2) pp4-5
  • Fleer, M. & Richardson, C. (2009) Cultural-historical assessment:Mapping the transformation of understanding in Anning, A., Cullen, J., & Fleer, M. (eds) Early Childhood Education: Society and Culture 2nd Edition. London, SAGE Publications. pp130-145
  • Richardson.C. (2008). Child care and family break-up. Feature article. Every Child. Volume 14 (3) pp12-13.
  • Richardson, C. (2007). Following the lead of children. Feature article. Every Child Vol. 12 (3) pp12-13
  • Hatherly, A. & Richardson, C. (2007). Building connections: assessment and evaluation revisited. In Keesing-Styles, L. & Hedges, H. (2007). Theorising Early Childhood Practice: emerging dialogues. Australia. Pademelon Press, 51-70.
  • Taylor, A & Richardson, C. (2005) Queering Home Corner Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood. 6 (2)
  • Fleer, M., & Richardson, C. (2004) Moving from a constructivist-developmental framework for planning to a sociocultural approach: foregrounding the tension between individual and community Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education 11(2), pp.70-88
  • Fleer, M. & Richardson, C. (2004) Mapping the transformation of understanding in Anning, A., Cullen, J., & Fleer, M. (eds) Early Childhood Education: Society and Culture. London, SAGE Publications. pp119-137
  • Fleer, M. and Richardson, C. (2004) Observing and planning in early childhood education: Using a sociocultural approach. Canberra. Early Childhood Australia
  • Taylor, A & Richardson, C. (2004) Home renovations, border protection and the hard work of belonging. Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education. 12 (2) pp 93-101.
  • Fleer, M., & Richardson, C. (2003) Collective mediated assessment: moving towards a sociocultural approach to assessing children's learning Journal of Australian Research in Early Childhood Education Volume 10 Issue 1 pp 41-56
  • Gibson, H. Leslie, C. Batt, J. (2002) Educating early childhood professionals: A collaborative approach in the ACT , Australian Journal of Early Childhood, 26-31, 2002, ACT
  • Fleer, M. and Leslie, C. (1995) What Do I Look Like on the Inside?, Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklet series , AECA, Canberra, ACT. No. 1, March 1995
  • Leslie, C.,(1995) Chapter 7 Developing Children's Understanding of their Bodies (p 48-57), from Atkinson, S. and Fleer (1995)"Science with Reason" Hodder and Stoughton, UK
  • Leslie, C. (1995) The Teddy Bear's Barbecue: Reactions and Change, p.61. from Fleer, M., Hardy, T., Baron, K., and Malcolm, C.,(1995) "They Don't Tell the Truth about the Wind" - K-3 science program, Curriculum Corporation,
  • Leslie, C. (1995) What Happened to the Room? p.91. from Fleer, M. & Sukroo, J.(1995) "I Can Make my Robot Dance", technology for 3-8 year olds, Curriculum Corporation, Australia
  • Fleer, M. & Leslie, C. (1992) The Light Side of Darkness. Helping Children to Understand the Concept of 'Light and Colour' Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklet series, Australian Early Childhood Association, ACT. No. 4, Dec. 1992
  • Engaging our Wiradjuri Community with Aboriginal Histories and Culture. Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference (June 2010)
  • 'Talkin' Up & Speakin' Out: Aboriginal and Multicultural Voices in Early Childhood. Aboriginal Perspectives in Education: Beyond Tokenism(2014)
  • Effective Engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives. YMCA After School Care Coordinators (2013)
  • Living Dreaming: Contemporary Cultural Competence. Ongoing professional development discussions Down to Earth Practical Solutions (2014)
  • Yarnin' Circle. Professional development conversations Narrabundah Early Childhood School. ACTPSC (2014)
  • Indigenous perspectives in early childhood education. Early Childhood Education in Association with the preschool, Teachers Professional Association (2013)
  • Queering the EYLF: Using critical theory to challenge and inform early childhood education and care.  Public Lecture. Educational Research Institute Newcastle (ERIN). University of Newcastle, September 4, Newcastle (2012)
  • Exploring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Perspectives in Early Childhood: Panel presentation. Ann Harding Conference Centre UC June 2012, Canberra(2012)
  • Curiouser and curiouser … Conference presentation. Through the Looking Glass IV: A lens on quality preschools. May 30th/31st 2012, Sydney (2012)
  • Exploring cultural competence: Workshop presentation for ACT Professional Support Coordinator. April 12th 2012. Canberra (2012)
  • Belonging in early and middle childhood: making a difference. Keynote address. ACT Children's Services Directors Meeting, Children's Policy and Regulation Unit, ACT Department of Health and Community Services, August 9, Canberra (2011)
  • Queering the EYLF: Using diverse theoretical perspectives to challenge and inform early childhood education and care.  Presentation at the Social Justice in Early Childhood Conference.  Redfern, Sydney (2011)