Ki te hoe! Education for Aotearoa was co-edited by Te Kunenga Ki Pūrehoa Massey University Associate Director Māori Dr Pania Te Maro and Associate Professor Robin Averill from Te Herenga Waka Victoria University. The book addresses how to enact Te Tiriti o Waitangi and equitably privilege mātauranga, kaupapa and tikanga Māori with other knowledge systems that are typically privileged.
The book provides research-based ideas and resources which address how early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary teachers and educators are finding ways to answer this question.
Dr Te Maro says journeying through this pukapuka is an interactive experience of wānanga-through-print, with each chapter providing rich informative topics and questions for interaction and discussion.
“Ki te hoe! Education for Aotearoa has ideas for our teaching that focus on kaupapa, questions to provoke deeper reflection and ideas for professional development,“ she says.
The book shares stories of educators at various stages of their journeys, from kaiako picking up their paddles and paddling a waka together, bound for Aotearoa.
“Their stories identify prevention of ongoing colonial effects on marginalised, vulnerable populations through questioning and offering ways of thinking about and resisting legitimation of only particular knowledge systems,” Dr Te Maro says.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi is given life in each wāhanga 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.
Ki te hoe! Education for Aotearoa is available on 13 December and can be purchased here.