Te aoturoa tataki: Inclusive early childhood education. (2nd ed.)

Te aoturoa tataki: Inclusive early childhood education. (2nd ed.)

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Despite progressive law change and policy in support of inclusive education, questions remain about how, at the very practical level, early childhood education settings become places where everyone involved is able to say they feel they belong. With Aotearoa New Zealand’s population now being characterised as superdiverse and calls for recognition and respect for a diversity of human rights being increasingly heard, educators are facing questions over how they might work in the interests of equity, social justice and inclusion ever more keenly. When, how and why might teachers intervene to address issues of injustice and exclusion in the context of early childhood work? How might understandings of Tiriti-based practice, kaiako expertise, and bullying inform responses? These are the kinds of questions explored in this book.

Addressing how teachers and policy makers can work for inclusion with diverse children and families, this book focuses on the development of positive attitudes to difference, diversity, and inclusion in the early years. It suggests ways to identify, reduce, and eliminate barriers to learning and participation in early childhood communities. By engaging with issues of indigeneity, ethnicity, refugeeism, disability, giftedness, whānau relatedness, genders, religion, spirituality, and obesity, the book aims to provoke discussion and localised collective action in support and celebration of community, identity, and inclusive early childhood education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988542812
Publisher: NZCER Press
Publication date: 01/29/2020
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Thinking differently about early childhood inclusive education in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond - Diane Gordon-Burns, Alexandra C. Gunn, Nicola Surtees, and Kerry Purdue

Chapter 2 Early years bilingual language teachers for a diverse Aotearoa New Zealand - Mere Skerrett

Chapter 3 Belonging and inclusion: A bicultural approach to engaging Māori potential in early childhood education -

Sonja L. Macfarlane and Angus H. Macfarlane

Chapter 4 Tangata whenuatanga: Reflections on how place-based education approaches may assist kaiako enhance Tiriti/Treaty relationships in local communities - Richard Manning, Lillian Hetet-Owen, Teri Puketapu, Huia Puketapu,and James Manning

Chapter 5 Entering unknown spaces: Tamariki and whānau from refugee backgrounds - Rikke Betts and Sonya Gaches

Chapter 6 Key factors in supporting the development of positive identities in young children with disabilities

Kerry Purdue, Diane Gordon-Burns, Benita Rarere-Briggs, Robyn Stark, and Karen Turnock

Chapter 7 Producing an understanding of autistic tamariki in early childhood settings: The case for a new materialist approach - Kate McAnelly and Michael Gaffney

Chapter 8 Unpacking giftedness in early childhood education: What does this mean for inclusion? - Melanie Wong

Chapter 9 Donor, father, uncle, or friend? Making visible diverse relational connections in inclusive early childhood education settings - Nicola Surtees

Chapter 10 Spiritual wellbeing and the inclusion of religious cultures - Bradley Hannigan

Chapter 11 Gender matters in early childhood education - Janette Kelly-Ware and Maggie Lyall

Chapter 12 Trans* affirmative practices in early childhood education: New gender questions for inclusion Alexandra C. Gunn, Michelle Bissenden, and Janice Kroeger

Chapter 13 Growing up fat: The important role early childhood kaiako play in protecting and nurturing children’s health, wellbeing, belonging, and rights - Kerry Purdue

Chapter 14 Puzzling over inclusion: Concluding remarks - Alexandra C. Gunn, Nicola Surtees, Diane Gordon-Burns,

and Kerry Purdue

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