Professor Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell

Qualifications: PhD, MA. BA

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Completed PhD supervisions

Ignasia Mligo (2015). Impediments to Effective Enactment of Early Childhood Education Curriculum and Pedagogy in Tanzania: Issues and Experiences of Teachers in Urban and Rural Pre-Schools

Ongoing PhD supervisions

Jeanette Clarkin-Phillips (submitted 2015). Fighting the odds to make it even: Mapping an affordance ecosystem in a kindergarten community

Tracey Hooker (submitted 2015). Adults and children engaging with ePortfolios in an early childhood education setting

Lynley Westerbreke (ongoing). Belonging through participation: Culturally responsive early childhood education (ECE) pedagogy and practice through a bicultural curriculum.

Lesley Lyons (ongoing). The "business" of disability: An examination of the complexities and tensions surrounding inclusion in long-day early childhood care and education centres

Janette Kelly (ongoing). Diversity and Difference in the Social World: Exploring Children's Working Theories and Adults' Provocations and Responses

Olivera Karmenerac (ongoing). Construction of Early Childhood Teachers' Professional Identities through the Reform of Early Childhood Polices in New Zealand over the Last Three Decades

Completed MEd thesis supervisions

Tanya Shorter (2013). Teacher appraisal - its relationship to motivation, collegial relationships and pedagogical change in an early childhood context in Aotearoa New Zealand

Raella Kaheroa. (2013).What critical literacy might look like in an early childhood setting

Mefi Naufahau. (2014). An  investigation of Tongan parents’   aspirations, expectations and views of the value of Early Childhood Education  for their children

Judi Randall. (2014). Impacts of Early Childhood Education Social Obligations on Families and Whānau

Kathryn Hawkes (2014). Where have all the children gone – experiences of children, parents and teachers in a changing early childhood education service.

Completed MSocSci thesis supervisions

Elizabeth Nateethong. (2013). Sex industry and society.

Recent Publications

  • Mitchell, L., Clarkin-Phillips, J., Archard, S., Arndt, S., & Taylor, M. (2019). What do they do all day? Exploring the complexity of early childhood teachers’ work. Early Childhood Folio Online First, 23(1), 1-7. Retrieved from

  • Press, F., Woodrow, C., Logan, H., & Mitchell, L. (2018). Can we belong in a neo-liberal world? Neo-liberalism in early childhood education and care policy in Australia and New Zealand. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 1-12. doi:10.1177/1463949118781909

  • Mitchell, L., Wong, S., & Rameka, L. (2018). Editorial. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 19(4), 325-327. doi:10.1177/1463949118816398

  • Mitchell, L., & Bateman, A. (2018). Belonging and culturally nuanced communication in a refugee early childhood centre in Aotearoa New Zealand. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 1-12. doi:10.1177/1463949118781349

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Assessment and Evaluation in Education; Education; Education Politics

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Mitchell, Prof Linda 7734 lindamit TL.3.05 Te Whiringa Educational Leadership and P

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