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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedPeninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms M Hammer (Peninsula); Ms J Hansen (City BECS students, Term 1)


This unit consists of an in-depth examination of a range of current political, social, professional and community issues confronting the early childhood professional. Content will vary to some extent depending on the prominent topics at the time. Readings will be taken from current editions of professional and academic journals as well as the media. Because of the nature of this unit, students will be expected to have completed the equivalent of three years of tertiary study before enrolling in it.


As a result of studying this unit students are expected to:

  • understand, identify and discuss the major professional, educational political and philosophical issues that impact on the work of contemporary early childhood professionals working in a range of contexts; and
  • analyse issues related to the provision of appropriate early childhood services in a culturally diverse communities.


Service Mapping (2000 words): 50%
Research Paper (2000 words): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Marie Hammer

Contact hours

2 hours per week