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Weaving te Whāriki: Aotearoa New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum document in theory and practice (3rd ed.)

Aotearoa New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum framework, Te Whāriki, was recognised internationally as an innovative and far-sighted early childhood curriculum policy text when first published in 1996. In 2017 New Zealand’s Ministry of Education released a ‘refreshed’ version of the framework that aimed to both underpin the established principles Te Whāriki, and to update its content and approach for 21st century teaching and learning in early childhood services.

This volume brings together revised and updated chapters from earlier editions, with new chapters that demonstrate the continuing significance of Te Whāriki. The book is organised around three themes: the development of Te Whāriki and its enduring influence; working with Te Whāriki in practice contexts; and the place of Te Whāriki in the international curriculum policy landscape.

Teachers, educators, curriculum scholars, researchers, policy professionals, and pre-service teachers will find this new edition full of important insights about policy and practice in early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

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Alexandra Gunn is Associate Professor of Education at the University of Otago College of Education. An early childhood teacher by profession, Alex teaches and conducts research into many aspects of early childhood education, including curriculum, assessment, teachers’ beliefs, and practice.

Joce Nuttall is a Research Professor in the Institute for Learning Sciences and Teacher Education in the Faculty of Education at Australian Catholic University. Joce’s research interests are in early childhood policy, workforce, and the continuing professional development of early childhood teachers.


Sonja Arndt
Stig Broström
Vera Brown
Margaret Carr
Maria Cooper
Jane Ewens
Sandy Farquhar.
Marilyn Fleer
Andrew Gibbons
Helen Hedges
Alexandra Gunn
Wendy Lee
Bernadette Macartney
Diane Mara
Joce Nuttall
Kim Parkinson
Nadine Priebs
Lesley Rameka
Karen Ramsey
Lady Tilly Reedy
Danneille Reeves
Jenny Ritchie
Mere Skerrett
Brenda Soutar
Sarah Te One
Marek Tesar
E. Jayne White
Joanna Williamson
Elizabeth Wood