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Mono-cultural approach in multicultural education: mapping the contours of multicultural early childhood education in New Zealand
journal contributionposted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Karen GuoKaren Guo
There has been an increase in research activities in multicultural early childhood education in New Zealand. This article provides a critical review of these activities. This is an attempt to unravel the aspirations and complexities associated with the educational policies and practices with children of culturally diverse backgrounds. The conclusion from this literature review is that despite the multicultural principles that support democracy and equitability in education in New Zealand, a monocultural approach is still pervasive in multicultural early childhood classrooms.