Dr Janette P Kelly-Ware
Senior Lecturer in ECE
Early Childhood/Early Years Education; Environment Issues; Gender; Inclusive Education
Social inclusion, diversity, gender and sexualities, sustainability and nature based education, the arts, picturebooks, working theories, STEEAM
Qualifications: PhD (Waikato), M. Ed (Vic), B Soc Sci (Waikato), B Tchg ECE (Equivalence), NZFKU Diploma
PhD (in progress) - Indian early childhood teachers and environmental identity in New Zealand education (2nd Supervisor)
PhD (in progress) - Understanding how ableism affects children with ASD in ECE settings in New Zealand (2nd Supervisor)
PhD (in progress) - Gender in ECE (2nd Supervisor)
M. Ed 60 point dissertation (in progress) - Spiritual/ holistic development in the lives of children with identified disabilities/ additional learning needs in ECE
M. Ed 60 point dissertation (in progress) - Aroha mai! Aroha atu! : A glimpse of love in ECE
M. Ed 30 point directed study (in progress) - A hop, skip and a jump or is it a fall? Transition from Early Childhood Education settings to school.
M. Ed 60 point dissertation (2019) - He Waka Hourua: A Wahine Katorika negotiating contested spaces
M. Ed 60 point dissertation (2019) - Development of literacy in young children in ECE in Saudi Arabia
M. Ed 30 point directed study (2018) - The emergent reader's literacy slate
Diversity, the arts, and nature-based education connected to sustainability are all areas where it is possible for adults and children to see, think, and act differently.
Particularly in relation to diversity, dominant discourses often dictate correct and appropriate ways for people, including children, to behave. Through my research and associated publications and presentations, I examine and challenge normative understandings traditionally seen in the literature.
Multiple and alternative perspectives are the focus of my research and I draw on critical, feminist post-structural, and socio-cultural theoretical perspectives where issues of power and social justice are foremost.
Kelly, J. (2020). A bit of STEAM. EC ART NZ, 1.
Kelly, J. (Ed.) (2020). EC ART NZ. EC ART NZ, 1-21.
Terrini, L., Danko McGhee, K., Denee, R., Lindsay, G., Johnston, M., Brooks, M., . . . Richards, R. (2020). Thinking outside the lines: Colouring-in books, templates and worksheets. ecARTnz, 19, 1-6. Retrieved from https://www.elp.co.nz/files/ecartnz%20issue%2019%20for%20students.pdf
Kelly, J., & Daly, N. (2019). Using Picturebook illustrations to help young children understand diversity. International Art in Early Childhood Research Journal, 1(1), 1-11. Retrieved from file:///