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Dr Anna Targowska

Anna is a Honorary Academic in Social Science within the School of Arts and Humanities.


  • 1993-1997: tutor (sessional) - Children Studies Commercial Programs - Early Childhood Training Certificate, ECU
  • 1985-1996: Early Childhood Educator, Lady Gowrie Child Centre
  • 1979-1981: Early Childhood Educator (part-time), Lodz-Baluty Pre-school, Poland

Professional Associations

  • Early Childhood Australia (WA State Branch Committee)
  • Community Services, Health & Education Training Council Advisory Group

Awards and Recognition

University and National Teaching Awards

  • 2008 - Winner of Edith Cowan University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Research Areas and Interests

  • Social inclusion of children and families from disadvantaged groups
  • Integrated children services
  • Curriculum issues
  • Children’s rights
  • Culturally appropriate child care for Indigenous children and families
  • Inclusion of children and families from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Rights of biological children of foster carers
  • Children’s well being
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