Early Childhood Australia is currently accepting nominations for its Doctoral Thesis Award from all universities with early childhood doctoral students.
The award was established by Early Childhood Australia in 1995 to:
encourage early childhood research; and
recognise the excellence of the early childhood research undertaken by doctoral students.
The award will comprise:
a citation delivered with the presentation of the award at the ECA Biennial National Conference, Brisbane, 28 September–1 October 2005;
a return airfare to the ECA Biennial National Conference;
the engraving of the awardees name on the perpetual trophy, to be held in the ECA National Office; and
an invitation to present the findings of the research at the ECA Biennial National Conference.
The selection criteria for the award is that:
the thesis furthers knowledge of early childhood;
the thesis makes a contribution to the theoretical, empirical and/or methodological knowledge in early childhoodâ€”defined as birth to eight years of age;
the thesis contributes to improvements in early childhood practice and/or pioneers innovation in care and education practice;
the thesis demonstrates excellence in early childhood practice;
the thesis is a thorough, original and well-presented piece of research suitable for dissemination among the early childhood profession.
Joy Goodfellow 1997
Susan Danby 1999
Louise Porter 2001
Kerry Daly 2003
Nominations close 30 June
Nominations must include:
Name, contact details and credentials of nominee and nominator
Copy and overview of thesis
Please contact Early Childhood Australia for further details:
Doctoral Thesis Award Committee, PO Box 7105, Watson ACT 2602
T: (02) 6242 1800 F: (02) 6242 1818 E: email@example.com www.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au