CSU Early Career Researcher Grant

Prize: GrantSuccessful


Title: Fijian caregivers’ language socialisation practices
Abstract: Early childhood education and care (ECEC) must meet the learning needs of all children from all cultures. Fijian children enter ECEC with variable language proficiency and experience poorer life outcomes than their Western peers. When there is a mismatch between home and school language practices ECEC learning may be compromised. This innovative international study will use a mix of culturally safe methods to identify Fijian caregivers’ language socialisation practices with children under 5 years of age. This will inform development of culturally appropriate hybrid ECEC pedagogies which will decolonise early childhood curriculum for current and future generations of Fijian children.
Degree of recognitionLocal
Granting OrganisationsCharles Sturt University, Australia