Parents’ perspective on early childhood education in New Zealand: Voices from Pacifica families.

Zhang, Kaili (2018) Parents’ perspective on early childhood education in New Zealand: Voices from Pacifica families. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood, 43 (1). pp. 52-58. ISSN 0312-5033

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Abstract

AOTEAROA/NEW ZEALAND HAS a reputation for being a world leader in early childhood
education. However, research indicates that many early childhood teachers in New
Zealand encounter difficulties when working with children and families from diverse
backgrounds. In addition, though a plethora of research has been done on early childhood
teachers’ partnership with parents of multicultural backgrounds, little attention has
been given by researchers to Pacifika parents’ perspective on early childhood education
in New Zealand. This article draws on findings from an interpretative study on three
Pacifika families’ views about their cultural practice at home and their views about early
childhood education in New Zealand. It is believed that investigating parents’ views on
early childhood education and early childhood services in New Zealand can provide better
support for families and children from Pacifika backgrounds.

Keywords:Parents’ perspective; early childhood education; New Zealand; Pacifica families
Subjects:X Education > X121 Training Teachers - Infant (key stage 1)
X Education > X110 Training Teachers - Nursery
X Education > X100 Training Teachers
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:45631
Deposited On:24 Aug 2021 11:20

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