ECE as a contested profession: Looking back, moving forward

15 points



The course is designed to provide initial early childhood teacher education students with knowledge of the social, cultural, political, and ecological contexts of early childhood education in Aotearoa | New Zealand. Students will identify and begin to critique contemporary policies and legislation that impact upon their practices by exploring the whakapapa of these governing documents and looking back at the historical, and contested, foundations of early childhood education. Identification of Te Tiriti o Waitangi informed practices will support students to develop a clear understanding of how to move forward as an kaiako into the early childhood educational sector.