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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorRau, Cheryl
dc.description.abstractThis 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.publisherTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.rightsThis 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:
dc.subjectearly childhood educationen_NZ
dc.titleAhakoa he iti: Early childhood pedagogies affirming of Māori children's rights to their cultureen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderTaylor & Francisen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRau, 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: 10.1080/10409289.2011.596459en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionNew Zealand Childcare Associationen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleEarly Education and Developmenten_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKura pūhoumi_NZ

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