A comparative analysis of nature kindergarten programmes in Australia and New Zealand

  title={A comparative analysis of nature kindergarten programmes in Australia and New Zealand},
  author={Jennifer Masters and Leanne Grogan},
  journal={International Journal of Early Years Education},
  pages={233 - 248}
ABSTRACT This paper highlights the similarities and differences of seven nature kindergarten programmes in Australia and New Zealand. The study targeted three programmes from New Zealand and four from Australia. Participant observations and semi-structured interviews were used to build a profile of each site. The profiles were compared on factors such as philosophical influences, curriculum design, site location, safety requirements and programme activity. In many ways, the programmes were… 
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