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immigrant children in the context of multicultural early childhood education

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posted on 2017-03-01, 00:00 authored by Karen GuoKaren Guo
In a multicultural country, such as New Zealand, multicultural education
has become the subject of early childhood polices and research. Increased national and international attention towards minority rights has resulted in the development and implementation of multicultural practice for realizing quality early childhood education for children and families of diverse cultural backgrounds. The study addressed in this paper set out to examine the multicultural education of early childhood settings in New Zealand from the experiences and perspectives of Chinese immigrant young children, their teachers and parents. It analyses data in the conceptualization of children as active agents, with the emphasis on the influence of their homes and the early childhood centres, giving rise to a tension between the children's needs to fit in the centres and the children's and their parents' right to inclusion and be different.

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Journal

Journal of Cultural Diversity

Volume

24

Issue

1

Pagination

13 - 19

Publisher

Tucker Publications

Location

United States

ISSN

1071-5568

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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Tucker Publications 2017

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