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Dr Karen Guo

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Senior Lecturer In Early Childhood Education

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Education

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria Univ. of Wellington, 2010

Contact

karen.guo@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 924 45237

Biography

Karen Guo is a senior lecturer in early childhood education. Prior to joining Deakin, Karen worked in the Federation University Ballarat, after 12 years of lecturing in New Zealand, with the most recent experience at Waikato University.

Karen has strong interests in multicultural early childhood education, cross-national studies and immigrant children and parenting. She is currently leading several cross-national research project, focusing on children's learning and learner identities both as individuals and in groups in Australia, Japan and China.

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Career highlights

Victorian Chapter Director of OMEP World Organization for Early Childhood Education (2016-2018).

Teaching Award (2017): School of Education, Deakin University.

Teacher Award (2019): School of Education, Deakin University.

Early Childhood Teaching and Research Coordinator (2019-): School of Education, Deakin University

Research interests

Multicultural early childhood education; Cross-Cultural studies; Child peer relationship; immigrant parenting; New Zealand early childhood edcation; Children's second language acquisition

Units taught

ECE112: Curriculum 2-Planning and assessment for teaching and learning

ECE212: Curriculum 3-Planning and assessment for teaching and learning

ECP128: Professional knowledge (0-2 years)

Knowledge areas

Early Childhood Education

Multicultural education

Children's learning and learner identity

Children's second language acquisition

Cross national studies

Projects

Desirable learning and ideal learners in early childhood years: Australia, Japan and China.

Children's experiences in groups: Australia, Japan and China

Young children's discourses on peer relationships: Comparing Japanese and Chinese preschoolers

Parents talking about children's learning: Comparing Japanese and Chinese parents

Publications

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2022

Transforming practice through a professional learning program: barriers and enablers

A Nolan, K Guo

(2022), Vol. 42, pp. 232-246, Early Years, C1

journal article

A Chinese lens on children's learning dispositions

H Zhao, N Zhang, K Guo

(2022), Vol. 42, pp. 233-252, Educational Studies, London, Eng., C1

journal article

'They can do many things': rhymes as a pedagogical tool

Yuehong Zhong, Karen Guo

(2022), pp. 1-17, The Australian Educational Researcher, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Preschool children's dispositions of collaboration: A Chinese study

Z Sun, N Zhang, K Guo

(2022), Children and Society, C1

journal article
2021

Exploring the notion of 'group' in Chinese children's learning: a tri-partite focus

K Guo, A Nolan, W Huang

(2021), Vol. 48, pp. 321-336, Australian Educational Researcher, C1

journal article

Relationships, rules, and responsibilities: learning in Japanese kindergartens

K Guo, K Kuramochi

(2021), Vol. 85, pp. 63-76, Educational forum, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

A systematic review of early childhood research on diversity and difference (1968-2019)

K Guo

(2021), Vol. 123, Children and Youth Services Review, C1

journal article

Australia's Engagement with Asia in the National Curriculum

K Guo

(2021), Vol. 16, pp. 60-78, Frontiers of Education in China, C1

journal article

Home-School Cooperation in Rural Kindergartens: A Survey Study with Chinese Kindergarten Teachers

Nini Zhang, DongQing Yu, Karen Guo

(2021), Vol. 31, pp. 18-37, Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, Calen, Qld., C1

journal article

A deep active learning approach to exploring young adults' learning in a picture book elective

Nini Zhang, HuiJun Zhao, Karen Guo

(2021), Vol. 61, pp. 216-240, Australian Journal of Adult Learning, Footscray, Vic., C1

journal article
2020

Digital learning across cultures: an account of activity theory

K Guo, F Bussey, C Adachi

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 447-461, Intercultural education, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article
2019

Exploring Kyōiku: Children's educational experiences in japanese kindergartens

K Guo, K Kuramochi

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 89-105, Issues in Educational Research, C1

journal article

Differences of parenting between Anglo-Australian families and ethnic minority communities: the ethnic minority voice

Karen Guo

(2019), Vol. 26, pp. 9-16, Journal of cultural diversity, Lisle, Ill., C1

journal article

Inside the learning assemblage: Japanese parents' views of children's learning and future possibilities

Karen Guo, Kiyomi Kuramochi

(2019), Vol. 11, pp. 108-108, International journal of education, Las Vegas, Nev., C1

journal article

Children's learning in japan and china: A comparative study of preschool parents' perspectives

K Guo, Y Zhong

(2019), Vol. 29, pp. 1160-1180, Issues in Educational Research, C1

journal article
2018

Teacher accounts of parent involvement in children's education in China

K Guo, A Kilderry

(2018), Vol. 69, pp. 95-103, Teaching and teacher education, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article
2017

learning and learners in early childhood curricula: Australia, Japan and China

K Guo, K Kuramochi, W Huang

(2017), Vol. 37, pp. 39-49, Curriculum Perspectives, Australia, C1

journal article

immigrant children in the context of multicultural early childhood education

K Guo

(2017), Vol. 24, pp. 13-19, Journal of Cultural Diversity, United States, C1

journal article

Values, risks, and the shaping of kindergarten rules in Japan

K Guo

(2017), Vol. 11, pp. 45-65, Asia-Pacific journal of research in early childhood education, Seoul, Republic of Korea, C1

journal article

A comparative study of immigrant children starting childcare

K Guo

(2017), Vol. 27, pp. 72-93, Exceptionality education international, Calgery, Alb., C1

journal article

The exercising of relational agency in parenting for newly arrived families in supported playgroups

K Guo, Judith Gray

(2017), Vol. 11, pp. 33-48, Communities, children and families Australia, Mackay, Qld., C1

journal article
2016

Motivation, responsibility and anxiety : parenting dispositions of Chinese mothers

K Guo

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 1-19, Asia-Pacific journal of research in early childhood education, Seoul, South Korea, C1

journal article

Belonging as a force of agency : an exploration of immigrant children's everyday life in early childhood settings

K Guo, C Dalli

(2016), Vol. 6, pp. 254-267, Global studies of childhood, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article
2015

Child learning and development: concerns and perceptions of Chinese urban mothers

K Guo

(2015), Vol. 3, pp. 6-16, Asian journal of educational research, [Online], C1-1

journal article

Teacher knowledge, child interest and parent expectation: Factors influencing multicultural programs in an early childhood setting

K Guo

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 63-70, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, ACT, C1

journal article

Signs and codes in early childhood: An investigation of young children's creative approaches to communication

K Guo, N Mackenzie

(2015), Vol. 40, pp. 78-86, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, ACT, C1

journal article
2014

For a better life: the aspirations of Chinese immigrants in parenting

K Guo

(2014), Vol. 12, pp. 293-310, Journal of immigrant and refugee studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Early childhood teachers' perspectives on and experience of multicultural education

K Guo

(2014), Vol. 18, pp. 16-21, Early childhood folio, Weelington, N.Z., C1-1

journal article

Mono-cultural approach in multicultural education: mapping the contours of multicultural early childhood education in New Zealand

K Guo

(2014), Vol. 8, pp. 19-35, Asia Pacific journal of research in early childhood education, Seoul, South Korea, C1-1

journal article
2013

Multicultural childhood in a globalized world

K Guo

(2013), pp. 141-152, Childhoods: Growing up in Aotearoa New Zealand, Otago, N.Z., B1

book chapter

Ideals and realities in Chinese immigrant parenting: Tiger mother versus others

K Guo

(2013), Vol. 19, pp. 44-52, Journal of family studies, Maleny, Qld., C1-1

journal article

Policies and practices of professional development in China: what do early childhood teachers think?

K Guo, Y Yong

(2013), Vol. 38, pp. 88-102, Australian journal of teacher education, Perth, W.A., C1-1

journal article

Ideals and realities in Chinese immigrant parenting: Tiger mother versus others

K Guo

(2013), Vol. 2013, pp. 44-52, Journal of Family Studies, London, England, C1-1

journal article
2012

Airplane grows in the tummy of clouds: living through relations in the early years of life

K Guo

(2012), Vol. 15, pp. 31-41, New Zealand research in early childhood education journal, Wellington, N.Z., C1-1

journal article

Negotiating and creating intercultural relations: Chinese immigrant children in New Zealand early childhood education centres

K Guo, C Dalli

(2012), Vol. 37, pp. 129-136, Australasian journal of early childhood, Watson, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article
2011

Cultural influence on peer relationships in early childhood settings

K Guo

(2011), Vol. 9, pp. 1-16, International journal of equity and innovation in early childhood (IJEIEC), Melbourne, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Pondering the 'tiger mother': parenting in changing cultural contexts

K Guo

(2011), Vol. 49, pp. 25-28, Early education, Auckland, N.Z., C1-1

journal article
2010

Discovering meanings in research with children

K Guo

(2010), Vol. 13, pp. 101-111, New Zealand research in early childhood education, Wellington, N.Z., C1-1

journal article
2009

Embedding self, others, culture and ethics in intercultural research

K Guo

(2009), Vol. 12, pp. 131-142, New Zealand research in early childhood education, Wellington, N. Z., C1-1

journal article
2005

Asian immigrant parents' and New Zealand early childhood teachers' views of parent-teacher relationships

K Guo

(2005), Vol. 8, pp. 125-135, NZ research in early childhood education, Parkville, Vic., C1-1

journal article

Developing in a new language-speaking setting

K Guo

(2005), Vol. 30, pp. 38-44, Australian journal of early childhood, Watson, A.C.T., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Wyndham Reflective Practice Research Project

Prof Andrea Nolan, Dr Karen Guo

Wyndham City Council

  • 2017: $10,335

An action-based learning program with Chinese grandparents: rebuilding intergenerational connections and boosting Chinese senior residents wellbeing after the Covid lockdowns

Dr Karen Guo

Wyndham City Council

  • 2021: $4,930

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report