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For most of its first 100 years New Zealand was frequently described as the ‘Britain of the South’; for those who were of British descent, the majority of the population ...

Te Whaariki

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Annie Woods

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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...Whaariki The New Zealand Ministry of Education early childhood curriculum policy statement, published in 1996 . It is a framework for providing children’s early learning and development within a sociocultural context. It emphasizes the learning partnership between teachers, parents, families, and children, and is the bicultural, incorporating Maori as well as Western cultural values. It represents a national curriculum for the early childhood sector in New Zealand, and is intended to encourage the aspirations of children as competent, confident learners and...

Dewey, John

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Annie Woods

A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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307 words

...public (i.e. state) schools even though his ideas were popular at the time. It is interesting to note that his philosophy underpinned the child-centred pedagogy of the Plowden Report ( 1969 ) and has been embraced more recently by early years educators in the UK, New Zealand, Australia, Scandinavia, and Italy, where ideological beliefs conceive the child to be an active, competent, and social learner—one who, through social interaction and experiential education, constructs their own understanding of the world. Dewey proposed that the role of...

initial teacher education

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A Dictionary of Education (2 ed.)

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2015
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Social sciences, Education
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298 words

...tests in literacy and numeracy; and to have their teaching assessed in a school by an accredited provider, usually a university. Experienced teachers who have trained and qualified overseas may also gain QTS via this route, although those who have qualified in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the USA may not be required to do so. Historically, teacher training for schoolteachers took place in teacher training colleges, which were renamed colleges of education following the recommendations of the 1963 Robbins Report . Many of these eventually became...

Te Whaariki

Te Whaariki  

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The New Zealand Ministry of Education early childhood curriculum policy statement, published in 1996. It is a framework for providing children's early learning and development within a sociocultural ...

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