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Veronica Tawhai

Doctor of Philosophy, (Education)
Study Completed: 2020
College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Thesis Title
The red-tipped dawn: Teaching and learning about Indigeneity and the implications for citizenship education.

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Teaching and learning about ‘Indigeneity’, including Indigenous rights, decolonisation, settler colonialism and Indigenous resistance, can be challenging for both educators and learners. Using Kaupapa Māori practitioner ethnography, Ms Tawhai interviewed senior expert Indigeneity educators from the USA, Canada, Hawai’i, Australia and Aotearoa to determine best evidence-based practices in this field. Her findings provide new guidelines for educators on curricula choices, pedagogical approaches, educators’ praxis, and transformative citizenship education.

Professor Meihana Durie
Associate Professor Christine Cheyne
Ms Jill Bevan-Brown