Learning about Social and Moral Values for Active Citizenship: Educational Policy and Practice in Early Education

Project dates: 2008-01-01 00:00:00 - 2010-12-31 00:00:00

In Australia, our social and cultural diversity requires that the principles of active citizenship be set in the early years for a tolerant and cohesive society in the future. This study will investigate how school and policy contexts for early education support children s learning of moral and social values for citizenship and social cohesion. The project will generate new knowledge about how teachers epistemological beliefs mediate policies and practices that recognise and support active citizenship in the early years and how children s social and moral decision making are impacted by such beliefs and practices. This knowledge will inform the professional education of early years teachers.

Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council (ARC)

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