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Corine Rivalland (PhD) is a lecturer in Early Childhood and Equity and Social Justice Education in the Faculty of Education, Monash University. Her research focus addresses alternative theories of child development and equity and social justice. Her work aims to contribute to the early childhood educational research with the view of implementing more equitable and socially just early childhood teaching and learning practices.

She is a full member of the Child and Community Development research group, a Research Fellow of the Collaborative Research Network (Excellence in Research in Early Years Education) and Monash University representative on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Advisory Board.


Professional Associations

  • Full Member of Child and Community Development Faculty of Education Research Group
  • Member of the FKA Board of Management
  • Monash representative on the Department of Education and Early Childhood Advisory Board
  • Research Fellow of the Collaborative Research Networks Excellence in Research in Early Years Education
  • Cultural-Historical Approaches to Children's Development and Childhood (CHADOC)
  • International Society for Cultural Activity and Research (ISCAR)
  • Organisation Mondiale d'Education Prescolaire (OMEP)

Research interests


  • Curriculum, social justice and inclusion in the early years' education
  • The role of early childhood education in minimizing marginalization
  • Early childhood Educators thinking and development
  • The interrelations between big world organizations and NGO and the implementation of early childhood programs in developing countries
  • Foucault and Sociocultural Theories of development


Monash teaching commitment

EDF2038 Curriculum assessment and documentation in education

EDF3030 Diversity in child development

EDF5018 Curriculum assessment and reporting

EDF4702 Fieldwork placement (Singapore)

EDF5925 Early Years professional experience 1

EDF5926 Early Years professional experience 2

EDF5927 Early Years professional experience 3

EDF5928 Early Years professional experience 4

EDF5931 Primary professional experience 1

EDF5935 Primary professional experience 5


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education

Research area keywords

  • Curriculum
  • Social Justice
  • Inclusion
  • Early Years Education
  • Early Childhood in developing countries
  • Foucault Theory
  • Sociocultural Theory


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