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Julie Houghton-katipa M. Ed


Institute of Education

I am a Lecturer in the Institute of Education. I teach in the Postgraduate Specialist Teacher programme and coordinate the Early Intervention endorsement. My professional background is in early childhood education and Learning Support, where I have worked in various teaching and leadership roles. I have provided pedagogical leadership in early childhood, early intervention, and learning support in multiple contexts within the sector in which I teach and research. Before coming to Massey, I worked as a National Specialist Lead at the Ministry of Education, where I had the opportunity to contribute to exciting projects such as He Māpuna te Tamaiti. My PhD research topic combines my interests in children's social and emotional development with my commitment to supporting bicultural practice.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 9 2136533
    Location: 3.31-Institute of Education, Atrium Building
    Campus: Albany


  • Master of Education with Distinction - University of Canterbury (2019)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Children’s social-emotional learning

Bicultural practice

Kaupapa Māori pedagogies in early childhood teaching and learning

Inclusive and equitable education for all

Early intervention

Whānau-centred practice

Authentic assessment

Leadership and Influencing Change

Interprofessional practice

Professional learning for early childhood teachers


21st Century Citizenship

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Education (130000): Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303): Special Education and Disability (130312): Specialist Studies in Education (130300)


Early Childhood Education 

Inclusive Education 

Social-Emotional learning

Bicultural teaching practice 

Culturally responsive practice 

Effective teaching practice


Research Outputs


Houghton-Katipa, J. (2023). Fully inclusive early childhood education. Are we there yet?. : Equity through Education
[Internet publication]Authored by: Houghton, J.

Teaching and Supervision

Teaching Statement

  • Lecturer 249747 Theory and Practice Early Intervention 
  • Lecturer 249748 Practicum Early Intervention 
  • Lecturer 267875 ?Professional Inquiry

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