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Poipoia te tamaiti kia tū tangata: Identity, belonging and transition

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Show simple record Ritchie, Jenny Rau, Cheryl 2012-06-19T00:24:54Z 2012-06-19T00:24:54Z 2010
dc.identifier.issn 1175-0529
dc.description.abstract In this paper we view infants, toddlers and young children as cultural beings and outline some implications regarding the need for educators to interrogate our individual and collective discourses pertaining to cultural differences and identities, particularly in relation to tamariki Māori. We suggest that if we are able to honour, respect and affirm the identities of Māori children (and, by extension those of children of other cultures) within our centres, this affirmation of their ‘being-ness’, will serve as an anchor, a source of strength and resilience assisting them through daily transitions between home and centre, and other less infrequent transitions. A selection of data from recent research projects will serve to illustrate awareness of parents, teachers, and children pertaining to dynamics of identity and transition within early childhood education. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.publisher University of Auckland en_NZ
dc.subject Cultural identity en_NZ
dc.subject Cultural differences en_NZ
dc.subject Early childhood education en_NZ
dc.subject Tamariki Māori en_NZ
dc.title Poipoia te tamaiti kia tū tangata: Identity, belonging and transition en_NZ
dc.type Journal Article en_NZ
dc.rights.holder Authors en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education) en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ritchie, J., & Rau, C. (2010). Poipoia te tamaiti kia tū tangata: Identity, belonging and transition. First Years Ngā Tau Tuatahi, 12(1), 16-22. en_NZ
unitec.institution Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
unitec.institution New Zealand Childcare Association en_NZ
unitec.publication.spage 16 en_NZ
unitec.publication.lpage 22 en_NZ
unitec.publication.volume 12 en_NZ
unitec.publication.title First Years Ngā Tau Tuatahi en_NZ
unitec.peerreviewed yes en_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms 50519

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