EER415 Special Study in Early Childhood (8)

This subject provides students with opportunities to examine current issues in care and education of young children. International, national and local aspects of early childhood policy, practice and professionalism will be considered. Students will explore one issue in depth from research and/or their own practical experience. Issues such as social justice and equity, quality and related public policy are examined in an integrated approach. The role of educators as agents for change will be explored. This subject involves a high level of independent study which involves students negotiating a specific topic to be addressed with the lecturer.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Teacher Education
Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • investigate critically contemporary early childhood policy;
  • identify the implications of policy upon pedagogy, leadership and management practices;
  • apply their understanding of topic under investigation to their own practices as a teacher; and,
  • evaluate the impact of teacher investigations on current and future practices as early childhood teachers and advocates;
The subject will cover the following topics:

- developments in contemporary national and international early childhood policy;
- action research specifically planning and evaluating program interventions;
- identification and evaluation of policy related information from a diverse range of sources e.g. commissioned reports, legislation and professional publications; and,
- political advocacy.

Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.