All posts by Professor Margaret Sims

Margaret Sims is Professor of Early Childhood at the University of New England. Margaret’s research interests focus around quality community-based services for young children and their families and she has published extensively in this area.

Needs and rights

The concept of needs is no longer part of the early childhood discourse. The EYLF (Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009) focuses on a strengths-based perspective, positioning children as active participants who are entitled to respect and agency. In the latest Every Child Julie Rutups (2015) argued that in building on children’s strengths […]

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