New Zealand Council for Educational Research Press
Aotearoa New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whāriki, was recognised internationally as an innovative and far-sighted early childhood curriculum policy text when first published in 1996. In 2017 New Zealand’s Ministry of Education released a ‘refreshed’ version of the framework that aimed to both underpin the established principles Te Whāriki, and to update its content and approach for 21st century teaching and learning in early childhood services.
This volume brings together revised and updated chapters from earlier editions, with new chapters that demonstrate the continuing significance of Te Whāriki. The book is organised around three themes: the development of Te Whāriki and its enduring influence; working with Te Whāriki in practice contexts; and the place of Te Whāriki in the international curriculum policy landscape.
Teachers, educators, curriculum scholars, researchers, policy professionals, and pre-service teachers will find this new edition full of important insights about policy and practice in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.