1. Acknowledgments and an Introduction; 2. Setting the Stage for Te Whariki; 3. The Development of Te Whariki; 4. Cultural Identity and Language; 5. Principle One: Nga Hononga / Relationships; 6. Principle Two: Kotahitanga / Holistic Development; 7. Principle Three: Whakamana / Empowerment; 8. Whanau Tangata / Family and Community; 9. Weaving: Documentation, Assessment and Planning; 10. Teachers as Researchers; 11. The Future
Wendy Lee is the Project Director of the Educational Leadership Project, which provides professional development for early childhood teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Margaret Carr is Professor of Education at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand, and was one of the Directors of the curriculum development project that developed Te Whariki. Brenda Soutar is a Kaitiaki (Leader) at Mana Tamariki, an education setting that nurtures and teaches children from 0-17 years through total immersion in the Maori language and learning environments in their kohanga reo (early childhood setting), kura kaupapa Maori (primary school) and wharekura (secondary school). Linda Mitchell is an Associate Professor and early childhood education policy analyst at the University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand.