Spirituality as a philosophy of practice for very young children

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dc.contributor.author Toso,V.M. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-13T21:19:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2011 en
dc.identifier.citation The First Years Nga Tau Tuatahi. NZ Journal of infant and toddler education 13(1):34-38 Article number 6 2011 en
dc.identifier.issn 1175-0529 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/11230 en
dc.description.abstract Samoan proverbial statements utilised in everyday experiences support and conceptualise the importance of spirituality in our lives. This paper describes a Samoan approach and conceptualisations to spirituality which may assist in informing curriculum for childhood educational programmes for very young children As this is an important quality in Pasifika early childhood education, spirituality as a philosophy of practice is complex. It is grounded in Samoan spiritual values and beliefs, culture, our own creation tales, our past histories that have been influenced by missionaries, post modern beliefs and practices and our migration into Aotearoa New Zealand.(McDonald, 2004; Tui Atua, 2005, Tamasese et al, 2005; Betham, 2008; Toso, 2008; Airini et al, 2010). The description of Samoan approaches to spirituality is outlined to inform practices in early childhood services and expand the body of knowledge about what underpins the philosophy, content and pedagogical knowledge of Pasifika early childhood education. Spirituality cannot be separated but integrated with all other values of the Samoan culture and constitute pedagogical content knowledge in early childhood education. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher NZ Jouranl of infant and toddler education, University of Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartofseries First Years Nga Tau Tuatahi NZ Journal of Infant and Toddler Education en
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dc.title Spirituality as a philosophy of practice for very young children en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 34 en
pubs.volume 13 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: NZ Journal of infant and toddler education, University of Auckland en
pubs.end-page 38 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 239411 en
pubs.number 6 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2011-11-11 en

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