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Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: History, Pedagogy, and Liberation


Part of the Critical Cultural Studies of Childhood book series (CCSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Te Timatanga: Introduction and Overview

    1. Jenny Ritchie, Mere Skerrett
      Pages 1-8
  3. Kaupapa Māori Early Childhood Care and Education

  4. Indigenizing “Whitestream” Early Childhood Care and Education Practice in Aotearoa

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-145

About this book


Taking as a starting point the work of Aotearoa New Zealand to provide an education system that includes curriculum, pedagogy, and language from indigenous Maori culture, this book investigates the ensuing practices, policies, and dilemmas that have arisen and provides a wealth of data on how truly culturally inclusive education might look.


childhood education curriculum education research

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Early Childhood EducationUnitec Institute of TechnologyNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Teacher EducationUniversity of CanterburyNew Zealand

About the authors

Author Jenny Ritchie: Jenny Ruth Ritchie is Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education at Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Author Mere Skerrett: Mere Skerrett is Senior Lecturer in the School of Teacher Education of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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