Dr Olivera Kamenarac

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 Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: TT 2.12A
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext. 7959

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • 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:

  • 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:

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