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Reflections Magazine : Reflections Issue 58 Autumn 2015
LADY GOWRIE 75TH ANNIVERSARY BURSARY Background The Lady Gowrie Child Centres were established in 1939 and 1940 in each state in Australia. The years 2014 - 2015 mark the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Gowrie Centres, and to recognise this significant milestone, a one-off Bursary is being offered by Gowrie Australia to an early childhood educa on and care professional or group of professionals. Purpose The purpose of the Bursary is to provide support to an early childhood educa on and care professional/group to undertake study/research in the early childhood sector in Australia. Bursary The Bursary recipient(s)* will: • Receive a $10,000 Bursary to undertake study/research of exemplary early childhood services or programs which correlate to the EYLF principles in the context of the current Na onal Reform Agenda in Australia. • Write a series of ar cles for inclusion in Gowrie Australia's 'Reflec ons' magazine on the outcomes of the study/research findings. *An individual or a group may apply. Eligibility Criteria To apply for this bursary the applicant must: • Be a permanent resident of Australia. • Hold an early childhood degree qualifica on. • Have a minimum of five (5) years' experience and be currently working within the early childhood educa on and care sector. • Have a strong understanding of early childhood educa on and care principles and prac ces, including addressing diversity and equity. • Have demonstrated commitment to their own professional learning and the learning of others. • Outline the plan for the study/research including a meline, loca on, methodology and desired outcome and also demonstrate how the study will enhance the professional development and learning of the recipient(s) and be disseminated to the sector more broadly. • Have demonstrated leadership and contributed to the development of professional prac ce in their own work, program or organisa on. Applica on Applicants can self-nominate or be nominated by others. To apply applicants are required to submit the following: • Personal Mission Statement. • Professional Vitae or Resume. • A detailed submission addressing the eligibility criteria. • Two le ers of recommenda on indica ng the capacity of the applicant(s) to undertake a research study and report on the findings. Applica ons can be forwarded to: Gowrie Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org) Applica ons close 5 June 2015 - late applica ons will not be considered. 19
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