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Ahakoa he iti: Early childhood pedagogies affirming of Māori children's rights to their culture

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dc.contributor.author Ritchie, Jenny
dc.contributor.author Rau, Cheryl
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T00:09:25Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-20T19:55:37Z
dc.date.issued 2011-10
dc.identifier.issn 1040-9289
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10652/1899
dc.description.abstract This paper considers the position of tamariki Māori, the indigenous children of Aotearoa (a Māori name for New Zealand), in relation to the impact of colonization on their rights, including a focus on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the current educational policy arena. It then provides an explication of a Māori perspective of tika and tikanga, Māori rights as enacted through a Māori worldview. We then proceed to offer some illustrations from our recent research projects in this country of ways that teachers are engaging with tamariki and whānau Māori (Māori children and families) in endeavours which give expression to pedagogical enactment respectful and reflective of tikanga Māori (values and cultural practices). It is concluded that there are possibilities for early childhood pedagogies which enable a re-narrativizing of Māori ways of being, knowing and doing, in affirmation of children’s rights to identity possibilities sourced in their own tikanga (knowledges and practices which are culturally right). en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_NZ
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in Early Education and Development, 22(5), 795-817. Early Education and Development is available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=1040-9289&volume=22&issue=5&spage=795 en_NZ
dc.subject Tika en_NZ
dc.subject Tikanga en_NZ
dc.subject Early childhood education en_NZ
dc.subject Colonisation en_NZ
dc.title Ahakoa he iti: Early childhood pedagogies affirming of Māori children's rights to their culture en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Taylor & Francis en_NZ
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10409289.2011.596459 en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education) en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Rau, C., & Ritchie, J. (2011). Ahakoa he iti: Early childhood pedagogies affirming of Māori children's rights to their culture. Early Education and Development, 22(5), 795-817. doi: 10.1080/10409289.2011.596459 en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.institution New Zealand Childcare Association en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 795 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 817 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 22 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title Early Education and Development en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 52186


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