EC604 : Family, Community and Society

This course supports you in engaging in inclusive pedagogical practices that promote cultural diversity in early childhood contexts and examines the diverse concept of family/whānau. You investigate social issues, trends and challenges affecting children and families/whānau today and the support available to them. Strategies that early childhood teachers can use to support families/whānau from diverse cultural contexts are also investigated. This course suggests a strengths-based approach to working with families/whānau in order to support you to demonstrate sensitivity in working with diverse families/whānau and therefore positively contribute to building resilient communities