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Home - Ako Panuku, Maori teacher, Professional development planning. EDtalks. Asd maori. Education Review: New Zealand's Latest Education news on Teaching, Students, Schools, Learning, Collaboration, Special Education, Te Reo, Best Practice, Exchange Programmes, Leadership and Curriculum. How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Education Review: New Zealand's Latest Education news on Teaching, Students, Schools, Learning, Collaboration, Special Education, Te Reo, Best Practice, Exchange Programmes, Leadership and Curriculum

“Much of my research over the past two decades has been an attempt to answer this question,” says Victoria University’s Professor Carmen Dalli. With 94.7 per cent of children starting school having experienced some form of early childhood education, and enrolment in early childhood services continuing to grow for all age groups, participation rates for under-2s year olds have grown the fastest, doubling over the last decade.

The average hours of attendance for under-2s have also increased from 14 hours per week in 2002 to 20 hours per week in 2011. AENJ.1.1.Singham. Supporting children and young people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Multiculturalism: What does it mean? Pundits have been reacting to a speech by David Cameron in which the prime minister argued multiculturalism had "failed".

Multiculturalism: What does it mean?

But what do commentators actually mean by the term? It is one of the most emotive and sensitive subjects in British politics. Maori Proverbs with their English Translation - Whakatauki. Whakataukī (proverbs) play a large role within Maori culture.

Maori Proverbs with their English Translation - Whakatauki

They are used as a reference point in speeches and also as guidelines spoken to others day by day. It is a poetic form of the Maori language often merging historical events, or holistic perspectives with underlying messages which are extremely influential in Maori society. Proverbs are very fun to learn and loaded with advantages within language learning. They can be interpreted as you see fit, and as your Maori improves try translating them to dive deeper in their meanings. Tikanga - Maori Customs and Traditions @ maori.org.nz. Tikanga are the customs and traditions that have been handed down through the passages of time.

Tikanga - Maori Customs and Traditions @ maori.org.nz

They come from tika,things are true and not teka, things that are false. Hence the word is tikanga not tekanga. Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori. Working as a community / Working together / Implementing an inclusive curriculum / Inclusive practices. Working together is about building a school community and a culture where people are welcome and feel able to be involved.

Working as a community / Working together / Implementing an inclusive curriculum / Inclusive practices

People talk about "school" and "community" as if school is outside of or separate from the community. I think we should talk about "the school community" – where families feel they can come and go; where families are involved and know about the learning; when whānau can feed into the curriculum. When these things happen, and all groups are participating more fully, then they are working together as a community. The school needs to be good at breaking down that invisible wall.

Academic, project interview, 2013. Nga taonga whakaako bicultural competence in early childhood education.