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Cooper, Maria; Hedges, Helen – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2014
Increasing the participation rates of Pasifika children in early childhood settings is a policy target in Aotearoa-New Zealand. Yet, participation may not engender positive learning outcomes for children from diverse cultural backgrounds without attention to teacher knowledge and practice. The early childhood curriculum document, Te Whariki,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Early Childhood Education, Outcomes of Education
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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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Bone, Jane; Cullen, Joy; Loveridge, Judith – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2007
Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand includes different philosophical perspectives, may be part of the public or private sector and aims to be inclusive and holistic. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whariki, supports these aims. Aspects of the curriculum that are holistic may be conceptualized in diverse ways and this qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Philosophy, Holistic Approach
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Hedges, Helen; Cullen, Joy – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
The concept of "subjects" has posed a philosophical dilemma and polarised debate within early childhood education. Consequently, little attention has been paid to teachers' and children's subject knowledge and the role these might play in early childhood curriculum and pedagogy to extend and enhance children's learning. This article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Curriculum Development, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Surtees, Nicola – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2005
This article highlights initial findings from a qualitative research study in Aotearoa/New Zealand exploring the discursive production of children's sexuality in early childhood education. The article draws attention to teacher talk about and around sexuality. Drawing from heteronormative, developmentalist and biological discourses and discourses…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Resistance (Psychology)