Understanding the Te Whariki Approach: Early years education in practice
Routledge, Jan 17, 2013 - Education - 184 pages
Understanding the Te Whāriki Approach is a much–needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Te Whāriki approach, introducing the reader to an innovative bicultural curriculum developed for early childhood services in New Zealand. It will enable the reader to analyse the essential elements of this approach to early childhood and its relationship to quality early years practice.
Providing students and practitioners with the relevant information about a key pedagogical influence on high quality early years practice in the United Kingdom, the book explores all areas of the curriculum, emphasising:
Written to support the work of all those in the field of early years education and childcare, this is a vital text for students, early years and childcare practitioners, teachers, early years professionals, children’s centre professionals, lecturers, advisory teachers, head teachers and setting managers.
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1 Setting the stage for Te Whāriki
2 The development of Te Whāriki
3 Cultural identity and language
Ngā honongā relationships
Whānau tangatafamily and community