Meeting the goals of Te Whariki through music in the early childhood curriculum

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Title Meeting the goals of Te Whariki through music in the early childhood curriculum
Author Klopper, Christopher
Journal Name Australian Journal of Early Childhood
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Australia
Publisher Early Childhood Australia
Abstract The purpose of this article is to examine the strands and goals which arise from the four principles of 'Empowerment; Holistic Development; Family and Community and Relationships' (Te Whāriki, 1996) and to propose how music can be used in an integral way not only to meet the stated goals but also to promote them to their fullest potential. It also presents a challenge to early childhood educators to consider making greater intentional use of music appropriately and relevantly throughout their programs and their day-to-day activities. There is often the tendency to limit music to mat time or to sporadic rhythmic clapping or singing throughout the day without a conscious understanding of how these activities link to the strands and goals of Te Whāriki.
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Volume 33
Issue Number 1
Page from 1
Page to 8
ISSN 0312-5033
Date Accessioned 2010-03-19
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute for Educational Research
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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