Dr Olivera Kamenarac
Education; Education Politics; Pedagogy; Professional Studies in Education; Social Sciences and Education; Teacher Professional Learning/Development; Teaching Ethics and Professionalism
Childhood studies, Philosophy of Education
Qualifications: Ph.D, MA(ECE), M.S.Ed, BEd. (Hons)
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Room: TT 2.12A
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext. 7959
My research interests include philosophy in/of education, educational policies and politics, critical pedagogies, teacher agency, advocacy and activism, professional identities, professionalism, cultural diversity
The NZARE Lyn Foote Award for Research in Early Childhood 2019 recipient https://www.nzare.org.nz/awards/judith/
Kamenarac, O. (2021). Strengthening advocate-activist teacher identities through initial teacher education: Challenges and possibilities. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 21st PECERA (Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association) International Conference. Conference theme: Visionary navigators: Advocating for children, families and early childhood education.. University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand (Virtual).
Kamenarac, O. (2021). Re-thinking ways of being a teacher and doing an early childhood project: A critical examination of discourses and identities in early childhood policies and practice. In Language and Society Conference. New Zelaand.
Kamenarac, O. (2021). Problematising constructions of ‘expert teachers’ and ‘vulnerable children’ in New Zealand Early Childhood. International Journal of Early Years Education, 1-16. doi:10.1080/09669760.2021.1892602 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14207
Kamenarac, O. (2021). Business managers in children’s playground : Exploring a problematic (or not!) identity construction of early childhood teachers in New Zealand.. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 1-13. doi:10.1177/1463949121989362 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/14311