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Chan, Angel; Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
This article interrogates notions of teacher "partnership with parents" within early childhood care and education settings in the context of Aotearoa (New Zealand). "Te Whariki," the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, clearly positions children's learning and development as being fostered when their families' cultures and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Parents, Parent Participation
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2016
In this article it is argued that notions of "quality" in early childhood education have been captured by neo-liberal discourses. These discourses perpetuate the western, individualistic, normativising and exploitative attitudes and practices that are contributing to the climate crisis currently imperilling our planet. Educators may…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Vignettes
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
This article draws upon a range of theoretical domains, first to outline the historical rationale for the urgent changes needed to challenge and transform the dominator culture which has justified exploitation of Indigenous peoples and the resources of the earth. It invites educators to reconsider the narratives that are either consciously or…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries
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Ritchie, Jenny – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2008
In Aotearoa, discourses seeking to address/redress the imbalances of the legacy of colonisation have often been couched in terms of "biculturalism", terminology cognisant of the two main cultures in this country: the indigenous Maori and the settlers of predominantly European ancestry, the Pakeha. This binary framing represents a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Biculturalism, Indigenous Populations