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dc.contributor.authorChan, Angel
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-11T03:32:38Z
dc.date.available2013-07-11T03:32:38Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2250
dc.description.abstractFor decades, notions of multiculturalism have been embraced by many countries in order to acknowledge and include diverse cultures and ethnicities. It has been assumed that the learning needs and rights of ethnic minority children will be catered for by implementing multicultural education. This article argues that multiculturalism cannot address the complexities of ethnicity,culture and identity,instead it perpetuates stereoptypical views of ethnic groups and fails to bring about social equity. New Zealand’s social and political landscape, its national early childhood curriculum and strategic plans, have further contributed to the difficulty of implementing succesful multiculturaism within New Zealand and its early childhood education provision. Being the cultural ‘other’, Chinese traditional and conventional macro beliefs can be applied to counter dominant discourses and practices within New Zealand early childhood settings. This article argues for critical multiculturalism to address the inequity between ethnicities that multiculturalism perpetuates.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.subjectmulticulturalismen_NZ
dc.subjectethnicityen_NZ
dc.subjectcultureen_NZ
dc.subjectidentityen_NZ
dc.subjectChinese early childhood educationen_NZ
dc.titleCritical multiculturalism: The challenge of multiculturalism within a New Zealand bicultural context - A Chinese perspectiveen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationChan, A. (2009). Critical multiculturalism: The challenge of multiculturalism within a New Zealand bicultural context - A Chinese perspective. International Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhood. 7(1) : 29-40.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleInternational Journal of Equity and Innovation in Early Childhooden_NZ
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms44322


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