Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
History, Pedagogy, and Liberation
|Publication Date||December 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|Series||Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood|
Since 1996 Aotearoa New Zealand has had a national early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, which validates the language and culture of the Indigenous Māori. This book provides two lenses into the history of early childhood care and education in Aotearoa, with a particular focus on Māori children and their families, In elucidating the specific context of early childhood care and education in Aotearoa, with a particular emphasis on the ways in which the recent policy context has operated in an attempt to effect inclusion or exclusion of Māori epistemologies and pedagogies within both Māori initiatives such as Te Kōhanga Reo (a Māori immersion whānau/family development movement), as well as 'whitestream' institutions, this book offers insight into struggles to provide culturally equitable provision to Indigenous young children.