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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Jenny
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I propose the existence of a multi-faceted crisis in early childhood care and education in Aotearoa, comprising: -privatisation of the sector (in 2009 40% were privately owned, as opposed to 26% in the year 2000) (ECE Taskforce Secretariat, 2010) -low expectations for qualifications of staff -concerns regarding capacity of ECCE staff to demonstrate engagement with and responsiveness to whānau Māori (only 23% of services in a recent ERO review valued the language, culture and identity of Māori children) (Education Review Office, 2012), and only 9.3% of ECCE staff are Māori (New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2013b) - ongoing in-service professional learning for ECCE staff is not available to all services but to those ‘targetted’ by the Ministry (New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2013f) Copious research has shown that ‘quality’ early childhood education is most advantageous to those children most ‘disadvantaged’ (Children's Commissioner, 2013). The Ministry of Education’s ‘Amazing Children’ Taskforce report (New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2011) has been critiqued for its capture by neoliberal discourses of mistrust of educators and their pedagogies (Nuttall, 2013): - Silent on children’s human rights - Instead we see increasingly language of ‘vulnerability’ of ‘children at risk’ - Children as human capital, ECCE as economic benefit - Ideological shift away from common good, social well-being to individualising/corporatizing profit-orientation The view of early childhood education as an economic good is seen in the languaging of the research summary which underpinned the Taskforce’s work: Most of the economic evaluations of ECE programmes have shown that benefits of public spending exceed the costs. Gains are not realised, or are not as great, if the ECE is of poor quality. (New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2010, p.13)en_NZ
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dc.subjectearly childhood educationen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Whārikien_NZ
dc.subjectregistered teachersen_NZ
dc.titleNga tikanga a nga mokopuna : crises in early childhood education policy in Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderThe Authoren_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRitchie, J. (2013). Nga tikanga a nga mokopuna : crises in early childhood education policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at Children in Crisis Conference, Children in Crisis Conference, Centre for Global Studies in Education, 7-9 October, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleChildren in Crisis Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgCentre for Global Studies in Educationen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationCentre for Global Studies in Education, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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