Dr Olivera Kamenarac

Olivera Kamenarac


Qualifications: Ph.D, MA(ECE), M.S.Ed, BEd. (Hons)

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

Recent Publications

  • Kamenarac, O. (2019). ‘Business managers’ in children’s playground: A call for re-envisioning teachers’ professional identities in Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood policies and practices. In NZARE 2019 Conference. University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Open Access version:

  • Kamenarac, O. (2019). The Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood education and care: A collaborative and democratic space and place for all members of the learning community. Krugovi Detinjstva, (7), 7-20. Retrieved from

  • Kamenarac, O. (2019). (Un)Problematic constructions of teachers’ professional identities in early childhood policies and practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. In Early Years Research Centre Conference: Early years in the wider context: Perspectives on wellbeing and belonging.. University of Waikato. Hamilton. New Zealand.. Open Access version:

  • Mitchell, L., Kamenarac, O., Khoo, E., & Rameka, L. (2019). Policies, theories and methodologies for investigating belonging for refugee and immigrant families in ECE. In NZARE 2019 Conference. Christchurch, New Zealand.

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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

Contact Details

Room: TT 2.12A
Phone: +64 7 838 4466 ext. 7959