Teacher knowledge, child interest and parent expectation: Factors influencing multicultural programs in an early childhood setting

Guo, Karen 2015, Teacher knowledge, child interest and parent expectation: Factors influencing multicultural programs in an early childhood setting, Australasian journal of early childhood, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 63-70.

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Title Teacher knowledge, child interest and parent expectation: Factors influencing multicultural programs in an early childhood setting
Author(s) Guo, KarenORCID iD for Guo, Karen orcid.org/0000-0002-7362-5197
Journal name Australasian journal of early childhood
Volume number 40
Issue number 1
Start page 63
End page 70
Total pages 8
Publisher Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Place of publication Watson, ACT
Publication date 2015-01-01
ISSN 1836-9391
1839-5961
Keyword(s) early childhood education
social justice
educational programs
learning- social aspects
program development - education
multicultural education
New Zealand
Summary © 2015, Early Childhood Australia Inc. All rights reserved. MULTICULTURAL CURRICULA/PROGRAMS assume an important role within a cultural approach to learning and teaching in early childhood education in New Zealand. Te Whariki, the national early childhood curriculum framework of New Zealand, is an emancipatory and socially constructive document that emphasises equity, social justice and the important position of culture in children's learning and development. In practice this means developing early childhood programs that are sensitive and responsive to the needs and interests of children and families of minority cultures. Drawing on a critical social constructivist framework, this study of one early childhood centre in New Zealand identifies the features of its multicultural curriculum. The paper argues that a devotion to supporting children of minority cultures has persisted in the curriculum, but there is a reliance on mainstream pedagogy focused on children's learning within the centre environment and teachers' subjective knowledge about children's needs.
Language eng
Field of Research 1301 Education Systems
1303 Specialist Studies In Education
1701 Psychology
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2015, Early Childhood Australia Inc.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30075538

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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