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The making of global citizens: traces of cosmopolitanism in the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki

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Duhn, I, The making of global citizens: traces of cosmopolitanism in the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 7, (3) pp. 191-202. ISSN 1463-9491 (2006) [Refereed Article]

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© 2006 SAGE Publications.

DOI: doi:10.2304/ciec.2006.7.3.191

Abstract

The first New Zealand early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whāriki, was published in 1996. Te Whāriki presents quality in early childhood education as productive of a particular type of child. In this article the author argues that Te Whāriki 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.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global citizens, New Zealand, early childhood curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Early childhood education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Early childhood education
UTAS Author:Duhn, I (Professor Iris Duhn)
ID Code:153468
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2022-09-16
Last Modified:2022-10-05
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