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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorSkerrett, Mere
dc.contributor.authorRau, Cheryl
dc.description.abstractIn this paper, we traverse both historical and contemporary discourses pertaining to early childhood care and education in Aotearoa New Zealand, offering a genealogical discursive analysis of assumptions of white superiority. It is proposed that such an analysis delivers a platform from which to launch a project of unmasking the recent and ongoing impact of neoliberal policies in our country. Two key documents are highlighted: the founding document of our nation, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/The Treaty of Waitangi, and the New Zealand early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki. These documents are unusual both within our country, and internationally, in that they offer a framework for bi-epistemological approaches to both education and social organisation more widely. Revisiting these documents in the context of uncovering the subtle racism that underpins assumptions of white superiority provides a platform for countercolonial, ethical reenvisioning of our educational becomings.en_NZ
dc.publisherInternational Review of Qualitative Researchen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectTe Whārikien_NZ
dc.subjectearly childhood care and educationen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous educationen_NZ
dc.titleKei tua i te awe māpara : countercolonial unveiling of neoliberal discourses in Aotearoa New Zealanden_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderInternational Review of Qualitative Researchen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130107 Te Whāriki (Māori Early Childhood Education)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRitchie, J., Skerrett, M. & Rau, Cheryl (2014). Kei tua i te awe māpara : countercolonial unveiling of neoliberal discourses in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Review of Qualitative Research. 7 (1) : 111-129.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.volume7 (1)en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleInternational Review of Qualitative Researchen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuKura tuatahien_Ma

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