EC504 : Culturally Responsive Early Childhood Education

This course supports your growing understanding of concepts related to culture and cultural diversity in light of your own culture and early childhood education, including teachers, children and their families/whānau. It introduces you to the bicultural foundation of Aotearoa/New Zealand, including a brief introduction to The Treaty of Waitangi/Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and its influence on society and early childhood education. Multiculturalism and the growing cultural diversity of early childhood education settings and communities are examined in order to support you in becoming a culturally responsive professional who genuinely supports equitable education for all children.