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Jacqueline Hayden

Dr Hayden has a long history of involvement with programs for young children in diverse and conflict ridden environments. Some of her recent work involves program development for vulnerable and displaced children in Mauritius and in Rwandan refugee camps; researching young children who have been affected and infected by HIV/AIDS in Namibia; and consulting on early year school programs for indigenous children in Australia. Dr Hayden has published widely. Titles include Landscapes in Early Childhood Education: Cross National Perspectives - A Guide for the New Millennium (Peter Lang), HIV/AIDS and the Young Child (University of Namibia Press) and From Conflict to Peace Building: The Power of Early Childhood Initiatives (with Paul Connolly and Diane Levin) (NAEYC). Jacqueline is Associate Professor of Education and Founding Director of the Healthy Childhood Research Group at the University of Western Sydney. Since 2006, she has been the Program Manager of Social Inclusion and Respect for Diversity for the Bernard van Leer Foundation.

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