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    DescriptionUnderstanding the Te Whariki Approach is a much-needed source of information for those wishing to extend and consolidate their understanding of the Te Whariki 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: strong curriculum connections to families and the wider community; a view of teaching and learning that focuses on responsive and reciprocal relationships with people, places and things; a view of curriculum content as cross-disciplinary and multi-modal; the aspirations for children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society; a bicultural framework in which indigenous voices have a central place. 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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    Title
    Understanding the Te Whariki Approach
    Subtitle
    Early Years Education in Practice
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Wendy Lee, By (author) Linda Mitchell, By (author) Brenda Soutar, By (author) Margaret Carr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 242 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415617130
    ISBN 10: 0415617138
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JNLA
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 23
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    Libri: I-ED
    B&T General Subject: 340
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 03
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    BISAC V2.8: EDU023000
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    DC23: 372.210993
    LC classification: LB1139.3.N45 U53 2012
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    Thema V1.0: JNF, JNLA
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    8 black & white tables, 63 black & white halftones, 18 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    08 February 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Wendy Lee is the Project Director of the Educational Leadership Project, which provides professional development for early childhood teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Margaret Carr is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand, and was one of the Directors of the curriculum development project that developed Te Whariki. Brenda Soutar is a Kaitiaki (Leader) at Mana Tamariki, an education setting that nurtures and teaches children from 0-17 years through total immersion in the Maori language and learning environments in their kohanga reo (early childhood setting), kura kaupapa Maori (primary school) and wharekura (secondary school). Linda Mitchell is an Associate Professor and early childhood education policy analyst at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand.
    Table of contents
    1. Acknowledgments and an Introduction; 2. Setting the Stage for Te Whariki; 3. The Development of Te Whariki; 4. Cultural Identity and Language; 5. Principle One: Nga Hononga / Relationships; 6. Principle Two: Kotahitanga / Holistic Development; 7. Principle Three: Whakamana / Empowerment; 8. Whanau Tangata / Family and Community; 9. Weaving: Documentation, Assessment and Planning; 10. Teachers as Researchers; 11. The Future