Every Child – Vol. 23 No. 3 2017 – Reconciliation—the heart of advocacy


This issue of Every Child focuses on reconciliation and its position at the heart of advocacy, bringing you a range of insightful articles and experiences including: ECA’s reconciliation journey; living and learning in a remote Aboriginal community; Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning; being a Global Leader; Reconciliation Action Plans—including children’s voices; a reconciliation journey—our story; Dreaming corner—‘First People’ role-plays for your room and much more.

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This issue of Every Child focuses on reconciliation, beginning with an insightful guest statement from Reconciliation Australia’s CEO, Karen Mundine. Karen discusses the aims of the Narragunnawali program and the importance of supporting young people to understand and respect Australia’s shared national identity and history.

Continuing the discussion of Narragunnawali, Adam Duncan discusses using this program for the development of Reconciliation Action Plans (RAPs), and how to make sure children’s voices are present in our RAPs; and ECA CEO Samantha Page gives an update on ECA’s second RAP.

In other articles, Jessica Staines and Jackie Bennett recap their experience so far of the Global Leaders for Young Children program; Narelle Dewhurst and Fiona McFadden take us on a reconciliation journey; Di Roberts shares her experience of living and learning in a remote Aboriginal community; and Jillian Munday presents some practical ideas for creating a Dreaming corner in your service.

The following articles are also included in this issue:

  • The mindful educator
  • Risk taking and natural outdoor space in early childhood settings
  • Spatial reasoning and mathematics in early childhood education
  • ECA Code of Ethics in action
  • The importance of the early years and the Tasmanian B4 Early Years Coalition
  • Every day, every child, every time
  • Establishing a child’s bedtime routine while nurturing their love of books
  • Childcare co-working: The new phenomenon
  • Learning about how to learn: My experience
  • Australia’s children from birth to adulthood—what do the Report on Government Services 2017 and 2016 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage report tell us?

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