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dc.contributor.authorRitchie, Jenny
dc.description.abstractThe early years are a foundational time for the establishment of dispositions for learning. This paper draws on a recent study in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to illustrate ways educators have been implementing programs, within mainstream early childhood care and education settings, that inclusively offer Māori perspectives on caring for ourselves, others, and the environment. It argues that Indigenous perspectives provide a valid counter-narrative to the dominant Western techno- industrial emphasis that continues to damage our planet. Early childhood care and education settings are ideally situated in their capacity to provide opportunities for children, families, and communities to experience ecologically sustainable practices that are appropriately informed by local Indigenous knowledges. In the study reported here, teachers incorporated Māori cosmological narratives and local legends and applied Māori values in practical ways that demonstrated and modelled caring, sustainable ecological practices.en_NZ
dc.publisherYukon Collegeen_NZ
dc.subjectindigenous perspectivesen_NZ
dc.subjectearly childhood care and educationen_NZ
dc.subjectcounter colonialismen_NZ
dc.subjectMāori worldviewen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleTitiro whakamuri, hoki whakamua: Respectful integration of Māori perspectives within early childhood environmental educationen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderYukon Collegeen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050203 Environmental Education and Extensionen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130102 Early Childhood Education (excl. Māori)en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Educationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationRitchie, J. (2013). Titiro whakamuri, hoki whakamua: Respectful integration of Māori perspectives within early childhood environmental education. Canadian Journal of Environmental Education. 17 : 62-79en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleCanadian Journal of Environmental Educationen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuTikanga tuku ihomi_NZ

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