Monthly Archives: January 2012

Random note – facilitators in biculturalism?

looks interesting: http://www.tauiwisolutions.org.nz/  Advertisements

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Resources Underpin Asia Connection

“New Zealand’s links with the outside world have changed considerably since many of today’s teachers were school students. Asia is playing an increasingly important role – six of our top 10 trading partners are in the region. The ASIA New … Continue reading

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Language Immersion Awards 2012

http://www.afs.org.nz/lia or email: lia.info@afs.org

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Treaty of Waitangi resources

These resources are recommended in the most recent curriculum update in Tukutuku Korero: New Zealand History Online – Treaty of Waitangi: http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/category/tid/133  Waitangi Tribunal – Te Ropu Whakamana i te Tiriti o Waitangi: http://www.waitangi-tribunal.govt.nz/resources/school_info/default.asp Treaty2U: http://www.treaty2u.govt.nz/ UNESCO’s Treaty of Waitangi … Continue reading

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Looks interesting!!!

Mutch, Carol (2003) Citizenship education in New Zealand: Inside or outside the curriculum? Citizenship, Social and Economics Education: An International Journal 5(3), 164-179

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Some interesting web resources

http://www.edgazette.govt.nz http://www.nzcer.org.nz http://www.tes.co.uk http://www.minedu.govt.nz http://www.tki.org.nz/e/tki http://www.sosig.ac.uk/education/ http://www.teacerresearch.net http://www.eric.ed.gov http://www.adt.caul.edu.au http://www.ndltd.org http://www.endnote.com http://www.apastyle.org Children’s Issues Centre: http://www.otago.ac.nz/cic/

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The whanaungatanga approach

Discussing her research into bicultural development of ECE centres, Jenny Ritchie found that: “Visiting centres and talking with graduates and professional development facilitators increased my understanding of what is possible in mainstram centres, where there are often no Maori staff … Continue reading

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Indicators of bicultural development in EC centres

In 2001, Jenny Ritchie wrote that: “Indicators of bicultural development in early childhood centres identified in this study included: – visual Maori symbols in the physical environment of the early childhood centre – teachers initiating relationships with whanau Maori and … Continue reading

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A question for caregivers

“In what ways does the environment and programme reflect the values embodied in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and what impact does this have on adults and children?” p56 Te Whariki

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Kaupapa Maori as an approach

Under the heading “6. Kaupapa (collective vision, philosophy)”, Bishop & Glynn write that “The collectivist philosophy of achieving excellence in both of the languages and cultures that make up the world of Maori children can be extended to mainstream learning … Continue reading

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