ERIC Number: EJ904990
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
The Making of Global Citizens: Traces of Cosmopolitanism in the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, "Te Whariki"
Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, v7 n3 p191?202 2006
The first New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework, "Te Whariki", was published in 1996. "Te Whariki" presents quality in early childhood education as productive of a particular type of child. In this article the author argues that "Te Whariki" is not about "best practice" but about producing the ideal child. This child emerged at a time when New Zealand was deeply entangled in neo-liberal visions of globalisation. The type of child embedded in New Zealand's early childhood curriculum has the potential to affirm neo-liberal visions of the future global subject.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Student Characteristics, Curriculum, Global Approach, Political Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Educational Change
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand