There is a DVD available that looks at the concept of Tuakana-Teina relationships in early childhood education settings. It was created by Massey University and Wycliffe Nga Tamariki Kindergarten as a part of the Centre of Innovation work.
The DVD is reviewed by Bev Clark in Early Education journal V44 Spring/Summer pp. 30-31
The Dvd discusses Tuakana Teina as a concept and compares this to the idea of scaffolding, looking at the differences between these ideas which come up so often in discussions with Centres.
The image of a waka is woven through discussion, looking at the importance of recognising roles and responsibilities of every member of the teaching and learning community.
The DVD contains a number of case study video clips from the Kindergarten which illustrate the ideas being discussed.
This is a great resource that would be a 'must see' for all early childhood teachers and educators and at $15 is incredibly affordable.
You can order the DVD by writing to School of Educational Studies
Massey College of Education
Private Bag 11 222
or email T.D.Beattie@massey.ac.nz