Catholic Early Years Educators’ Dilemma: Remaining Faithful to Children’s Spiritualities
Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia [EYLF] (Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations, 2009), a nationally mandated document, requires educators to consider the spiritual aspects of children’s lives and learning within a holistic approach to the early years. In addition, this document requires that educators’ own practices be culturally competent, that is, they are to value ‘the cultural and social contexts of children and their family’ (p. 14).
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