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NZIRECE Journal Editor and Board

The NZIRECE Journal was launched in 1997 and was New Zealand’s first academic peer-reviewed journal for early childhood education.

The Editor

Dr Wendy Boyd
Wendy Boyd, Chief Editor

Associate Professor Wendy Boyd is the Chief Editor.

Dr Boyd has an extensive list of publications, including academic books, journal articles, and articles for practitioners and the public.

She teaches at Southern Cross University in New South Wales. In 2011 Dr Boyd won the Vice Chancellor’s Citation Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Dr Boyd is also a very experienced early childhood educator and centre manager (with over 25 years of practical experience). She is highly regarded in the early childhood field and an advocate for high quality early childhood education and care.

NZIRECE Journal Board Members

Dr Kaye Cederman (Trinity College, Dublin)
Dr Elspeth McInnes (University of South Australia, Adelaide)
Prof Pam Whitty (University of New Brunswick, Canada)
Tui Summers (Te Rito Maioha, NZ)
Dr Jo Ailwood (University of Newcastle, New South Wales)
Dr Carla Solvason (University of Worcester, UK)
Dr Qilong Zhang (United Arab Emirates University, )
Gillian Postlewaight (Eastern Institute of Technology, NZ)
Dr Chris Jenkin (Auckland University of Technology, NZ)
Nicola Watson (University of Worcester, UK)
Dr Cara Swit (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ)

Editorial Teams and Peer Reviewers

See our page: journal editors and reviewers.

About the NZIRECE Journal

The New Zealand International Research in Early Childhood Education Journal (NZIRECE) is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal.  It publishes NZ and international research and theory relating to young children (0 – 8 yrs), that has relevance to New Zealand. 

“Early childhood education” in the journal title is defined as encompassing children’s care, health, development and learning (provided in diverse settings and by a range of people including parents and teachers).

Go to the list of NZIRECE articles published from 1998 to 2023. The journal was founded in 1997 by Dr Sarah Alexander, with the first issue published in January 1998.  Back then, the journal made history – it was the first academic journal to be published in NZ that was exclusively on early childhood education.  It helped paved the way for the development of an early childhood research culture in NZ – supporting many early childhood practitioners and teacher trainers to develop their research and reporting skills and enabling dissemination of NZ early childhood research to both a NZ and worldwide audience.  

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