Critically examines the political, ideological, policy and professional context of early childhood education in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
|Paper title||Politics, Policy and the Profession|
|Points||18 points 18 points|
|Teaching period(s)||Full Year, Full Year|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$829.65|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- EDPR 202
- EDUE 312
- Limited to
- BTchg, GradDipEdTchg, GradDipTchg
- (i) Prerequisite is waived for GradDipTchg students. (ii) Early Childhood Education students only.
- Dr Michael Gaffney, email@example.com
- Teaching staff
- Paper Co-ordinator: Dr Michael Gaffney
Other staff: Meredith Kelly (Southland)
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is taught on the Dunedin and Invercargill campuses.
- Compulsory Texts:
Early Childhood Regulations and Criteria - these can be accessed online at www.education.govt.nz
Rodd, J. (2013) Leadership in early childhood (4th ed.). Sydney, New South Wales, Australia: Allen & Unwin.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding,
Ethics, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- At the completion of this course the students will be able to:
- Critically evaluate professionalism in early childhood
- Critically examine the social, political, economic, ideological and cultural issues impacting on the practice of early childhood teachers.
- Develop an understanding of key aspects of policy, administration and management in early childhood education settings.