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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Jenny
dc.description.abstractThe early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, suggests that educators consider the following reflective question: “In what ways do the environment and programme reflect the values embodied in Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and what impact does this have on adults and children?” (Ministry of Education, 1996, p. 56). Since Te Tiriti has become part of such early childhood education discourse in Aotearoa, teachers and teacher educators have engaged in consideration as to what this means in terms of their practice (Cubey, 1992; Rau & Ritchie, 2003,2006; Ritchie, 2002, 2007; Working Party on Cultural Issues. Rōpū Hanga Tikanga, 1990). This paper will utilise some data from a recent Teaching and Learning Research Initiative study, Te Puawaitanga (Ritchie and Rau, in press), to illustrate some possibilities for Tiriti-based enactment that honours the relationships between educators and whānau/families as central to the learning process and educational programme. Teachers in this view accept responsibility for generating programmes that reflect their commitment to Tiriti-based practice, involving tamariki and whānau of their centres as co-constructors in a process in realisation of the vision of Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: Māori Education Strategy, 2008-2012, for Early childhood services to “promote and reinforce Māori cultural distinctiveness in the context of their teaching and learning environments” (Ministry of Education, 2008, p. 31).en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectearly childhood educationen_NZ
dc.subjectTe Tiriti o Waitangien_NZ
dc.subjectTiriti-based practiceen_NZ
dc.titleEnacting Tiriti-based practice in early childhood education in Aotearoaen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.rights.holderJenny Ritchieen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRitchie, J. (2008, July). Enacting Tiriti-based practice in early childhood education in Aotearoa. Paper presented at the Biennial National Conference of the Teacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand Te Rauika Titohu Kaiako o Aotearoa, Hamilton, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleTeacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ). Te Rauika Titohu Kaiako o Aotearoa. Biennial National Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgTeacher Education Forum of Aotearoa New Zealand (TEFANZ). Te Rauika Titohu Kaiako o Aotearoaen_NZ
unitec.conference.locationUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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