Early childhood safety education: An overview of safety curriculum in outer metropolitan, regional and rural NSW

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Title Early childhood safety education: An overview of safety curriculum in outer metropolitan, regional and rural NSW
Author Barr, Jennifer; Saltmarsh, Sue; Klopper, Christopher
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Early Childhood
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Abstract This article reports on preliminary findings from a 2008 survey and telephone interviews with 27 directors of early childhood education and care (ECEC) services located in regional and rural districts of the Australian state of New South Wales. Data from the study suggests that some areas of safety education—most notably road/traffic safety and fire safety—are well-represented in early childhood curricula. However, areas such as water and farm safety are under-represented, despite statistics showing these to be significant areas of risk to young children. Findings suggest a need for a broader range of easily accessible and cost-effective child-centred safety education resources for use in ECEC settings.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au/australian_journal_of_early_childhood/about_ajec.html
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Early Childhood Australia Inc. All Early Childhood Australia Inc. Publications are protected by copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended), all other rights are reserved and permission must be sought for such use. In all cases Early Childhood Australia Inc. Must be acknowledged as the source when reproducing or quoting any part of an Early Childhood Australia publication.
Volume 34
Issue Number 4
Page from 31
Page to 36
ISSN 1836-9391
Date Accessioned 2010-03-19
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/33002
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1a

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