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The Resource Democratic policies and practices in early childhood education : an Atearoa New Zealand case study, Linda Mitchell

Democratic policies and practices in early childhood education : an Atearoa New Zealand case study, Linda Mitchell

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Democratic policies and practices in early childhood education : an Atearoa New Zealand case study
Title
Democratic policies and practices in early childhood education
Title remainder
an Atearoa New Zealand case study
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Linda Mitchell
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Language
eng
Summary
This book uses case studies of Aotearoa New Zealand policy formulation and practice to explore early childhood education and care (ECEC) as a site for democratic citizenship and social justice. Addressing fundamental questions about the purpose of education, it argues for explicit values focusing on children and childhood as a basis for ECEC policy to replace discourses of economic investment and child vulnerability that are dominant within policy goals in many countries. A commitment to democracy and equity is a good place to start. Aotearoa New Zealand is of special interest because of its world-renowned ECE curriculum, Te Whāriki, which is based on principles of social justice, respect for rights and an aim to support children growing up in a democracy. The curriculum upholds Māori rights to tino rangatiratanga (absolute authority over their lives and resources). Yet, Aotearoa New Zealand’s extreme market policies and harsh labour laws during recent periods run contrary to ideals of democracy and are puzzlingly inconsistent with curriculum principles. The book starts with an analysis and critique of global trends in ECEC in countries that share capitalist mixed economies of welfare, and where competition and marketisation have become dominant principles. It then analyses ideas about children, childhood and ECEC within a framework of democracy, going back to the Athenean origins of democracy and including recent literature on meanings and traditions of democracy in education. The book uses vivid examples from researching curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices within Aotearoa New Zealand ECEC settings and collective action to influence policy change in order to illustrate opportunities for democratic education. It concludes by examining what conditions might be needed for integrated and democratic ECEC provision in Aotearoa New Zealand, and what changes are necessary for the future. It offers a compass not a map; it points to promising directions and provides insights into issues in ECEC policy and practice that are of current global concern
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1945-
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Mitchell, Linda
Dewey number
372.210993
Index
index present
LC call number
LB1139.3.N45
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
International perspectives on early childhood education and development
Series volume
v. 24
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  • Early childhood education
  • Education and state
  • Citizenship
Label
Democratic policies and practices in early childhood education : an Atearoa New Zealand case study, Linda Mitchell
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Foreword; Towards New Political Times; Contents; Introduction; 1 Overview; 2 The Child as Citizen; 3 ECEC in a Mixed Market Economy; 4 Globalisation; 5 Why Aotearoa New Zealand as a Case Study?; 6 A Personal Story; 7 Layout; References; Aotearoa New Zealand Within Global Trends in ECEC Policy; 1 Introduction; 2 Early History of Aotearoa New Zealand; 2.1 Diversity of ECEC Provision; 2.1.1 Teacher-Led Services; 2.1.2 Parent-/Whānau-Led Services; 3 Advocacy and Participation; 3.1 Women's Rights and Integration of Care and Education; 3.2 Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination
  • 4 Democracy and Social Justice in the Development of the Curriculum5 Market Forces and New Right Economic Theories; 6 ECEC as a Public Good and a Child's Right; 7 Retrenchment and a Focus on Vulnerable Children; 7.1 Continued Growth of Market-Led Provision; 8 Promising New Directions: The 2017 Coalition Government; 9 Contrasting Policy Approaches: Constructs of Childhood; References; Traditions of Democracy in Education; 1 The Case for Democracy in Education; 2 Athenian Origins of Democracy; 3 Transformations in the Meaning of Democracy and Citizenship
  • 4 Recent Traditions of Democracy in Education5 Democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand's Education Traditions and History; 6 Conclusion; References; Weaving a Curriculum; 1 Te Whāriki; 2 Case Study: Nurturing the Mana of the Child; 2.1 Values and Beliefs; 2.2 A Project Extending Over Time and Place; 3 Case Study: Iwi Weaving a Curriculum; 3.1 Iwi Curriculum: Mana Whenua; 3.2 Iwi Curriculum: Whakapapa; 3.3 Iwi Curriculum: Whanaungatanga; 3.4 Iwi Curriculum: Sharing the Kaupapa; 4 Generating a Curriculum Whāriki and Democracy; 5 Conclusion; References; Assessment and Pedagogical Documentation
  • 1 Introduction2 Approaches to Assessment That Have Democracy in Mind; 3 Assessment to Construct and Highlight Valued Outcomes; 4 Assessment to Show and Develop Trajectories of Learning; 5 Assessments to Provide Opportunities for Self-Assessment; 6 Family and Community as Contributors to Assessment; 7 Conclusion; References; Influencing Policy Change through Collective Action; 1 Introduction; 2 The Pathways to Pay Parity; 3 The Context and Events of the 1990s; 3.1 A Kindergarten Story; 3.2 A Childcare (Education and Care) Story; 4 Future Directions; 5 Conclusion; References
  • Policy Frameworks and Democratic Participation1 Introduction; 2 Policy Frameworks to Support Democratic Participation and Pedagogy; 3 Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Education; 3.1 Children's Access and Participation; 3.2 A Qualified and Professionally Supported ECE Workforce; 4 Teachers as Critical Thinkers; 5 Conclusion; References; Conclusion; 1 Democratic Ideals; 2 What Conditions Supported Democratic Practices?; 3 What Conditions Supported Universal Access?; 4 What Changes Are Needed in Aotearoa New Zealand's System of ECEC?; 4.1 Individual Practitioner Level; 4.2 Management Level
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9789811317934
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1059124625
  • (OCoLC)1059124625
Label
Democratic policies and practices in early childhood education : an Atearoa New Zealand case study, Linda Mitchell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Foreword; Towards New Political Times; Contents; Introduction; 1 Overview; 2 The Child as Citizen; 3 ECEC in a Mixed Market Economy; 4 Globalisation; 5 Why Aotearoa New Zealand as a Case Study?; 6 A Personal Story; 7 Layout; References; Aotearoa New Zealand Within Global Trends in ECEC Policy; 1 Introduction; 2 Early History of Aotearoa New Zealand; 2.1 Diversity of ECEC Provision; 2.1.1 Teacher-Led Services; 2.1.2 Parent-/Whānau-Led Services; 3 Advocacy and Participation; 3.1 Women's Rights and Integration of Care and Education; 3.2 Indigenous Rights and Self-Determination
  • 4 Democracy and Social Justice in the Development of the Curriculum5 Market Forces and New Right Economic Theories; 6 ECEC as a Public Good and a Child's Right; 7 Retrenchment and a Focus on Vulnerable Children; 7.1 Continued Growth of Market-Led Provision; 8 Promising New Directions: The 2017 Coalition Government; 9 Contrasting Policy Approaches: Constructs of Childhood; References; Traditions of Democracy in Education; 1 The Case for Democracy in Education; 2 Athenian Origins of Democracy; 3 Transformations in the Meaning of Democracy and Citizenship
  • 4 Recent Traditions of Democracy in Education5 Democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand's Education Traditions and History; 6 Conclusion; References; Weaving a Curriculum; 1 Te Whāriki; 2 Case Study: Nurturing the Mana of the Child; 2.1 Values and Beliefs; 2.2 A Project Extending Over Time and Place; 3 Case Study: Iwi Weaving a Curriculum; 3.1 Iwi Curriculum: Mana Whenua; 3.2 Iwi Curriculum: Whakapapa; 3.3 Iwi Curriculum: Whanaungatanga; 3.4 Iwi Curriculum: Sharing the Kaupapa; 4 Generating a Curriculum Whāriki and Democracy; 5 Conclusion; References; Assessment and Pedagogical Documentation
  • 1 Introduction2 Approaches to Assessment That Have Democracy in Mind; 3 Assessment to Construct and Highlight Valued Outcomes; 4 Assessment to Show and Develop Trajectories of Learning; 5 Assessments to Provide Opportunities for Self-Assessment; 6 Family and Community as Contributors to Assessment; 7 Conclusion; References; Influencing Policy Change through Collective Action; 1 Introduction; 2 The Pathways to Pay Parity; 3 The Context and Events of the 1990s; 3.1 A Kindergarten Story; 3.2 A Childcare (Education and Care) Story; 4 Future Directions; 5 Conclusion; References
  • Policy Frameworks and Democratic Participation1 Introduction; 2 Policy Frameworks to Support Democratic Participation and Pedagogy; 3 Strategic Plan for Early Childhood Education; 3.1 Children's Access and Participation; 3.2 A Qualified and Professionally Supported ECE Workforce; 4 Teachers as Critical Thinkers; 5 Conclusion; References; Conclusion; 1 Democratic Ideals; 2 What Conditions Supported Democratic Practices?; 3 What Conditions Supported Universal Access?; 4 What Changes Are Needed in Aotearoa New Zealand's System of ECEC?; 4.1 Individual Practitioner Level; 4.2 Management Level
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789811317934
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • on1059124625
  • (OCoLC)1059124625

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