The experience we had visiting the National Gallery of Australia (see Part 1 of this article here) highlighted a question that has been at the forefront of my mind since the visit: How are children viewed and positioned in today’s society?
As part of our ongoing exploration of Indigenous art in the Preschool Room, we took a group of nine Preschool Children to the National Gallery of Australia to view some of the Indigenous exhibits. When I initially planned on documenting our experience, I had a vision of an easy to read story about a pleasant day at the gallery. However, the experience we ended up having at the National Gallery wasn’t exactly what I had anticipated, and I would like to give an honest recap about our experience.
A new report card examining a wide range of child and youth health, wellbeing and education data reveals that Australia is doing worse than, or only meeting, the international average in two-thirds of indicators.
The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian has launched a series of four books aimed at early education services that promote protective behaviours and children’s rights.