Ki te hoe! Education for Aotearoa addresses one of the most pressing questions for educators in Aotearoa New Zealand—how to enact te Tiriti o Waitangi and equitably privilege mātauranga, kaupapa, and tikanga Māori with mātauranga, kaupapa, and tikanga Pākehā. For those asking “how do we do that?”, this pukapuka provides research-based ideas and resources to begin to answer this question across early childhood, primary, and secondary student teachers and teachers, and pre-service and in-service teacher educators.
Journeying through this pukapuka is an interactive experience of wānanga-through-print with each chapter providing rich informative discussion as well as:
· He mahi—Ideas for our teaching that attend to the kaupapa
· He pātai—Questions to provoke deeper reflection
· He akoranga mōu—Ideas for professional development
· He pānuitanga mōu—Suggested reading to take readers further
Ki te hoe! Education for Aotearoa shares stories of educators at various stages of their journeys—kaiako picking up their paddles and paddling a waka together, bound for Aotearoa. Their stories identify ongoing effects on marginalised, vulnerable populations through questioning and offering ways of thinking about and resisting legitimation of particular knowledge systems. Te Tiriti o Waitangi is centralised in each kōwae as a pivotal guide for the transformational change required in our teaching and learning spaces to ensure mana ōrite mō te mātauranga Māori (equal status for mātauranga Māori) in Aotearoa New Zealand.