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Practice and provision in New Zealand - Te Whāriki
Practice and provision in new zealand - te whāriki
Te Whāriki - A Socio-Cultural Curriculum

Te Whāriki is the Maori name given to the pre-school curriculum in New Zealand, and it means ‘the woven mat’; this name embodies an understanding of the importance of family and community, and its influence on initial and long-term development. This metaphor of a Whāriki, a woven mat for all to stand on also describes a spider's web model of curriculum in contrast to a ‘step’ model (Penn, 2000). The metaphor describes the weaving together of the principles, ...

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