Building Kaupapa Māori into Early Childhood Education
This project examined how bicultural competence is applied in the education of early childhood teachers with regards to Māori pedagogies, identities, languages and cultural beliefs, and how Māori pedagogies are valued in the provision of early childhood education in Aotearoa. A Kaupapa Māori methodology was adopted, drawing upon qualitative techniques.
This project was launched at Tuia te Ako 2012.
- Early childhood educators
- Educators working with Māori learners
- Educators working in bicultural environments.
Bi-cultural Early Childhood Education Posters
This set of 13 A3 posters has been designed to assist early childhood educators, educators working with Māori learners and educators working in bicultural environments.
You can download the posters as A4 pdfs, or purchase A3 print versions from the Ako Aotearoa shop.
The full set of 13 posters is $28
Ngā Taonga Whakaako: Bicultural competence in early childhood education – Resource set
From this project, 7 resources were developed to support and promote bicultural competence within the early childhood education sector.
You can download them as a pdfs by clicking on the links below each one or purchase the print versions from the Ako Aotearoa shop. In print, you can buy the full resource kit or each component separately.
978-1-927202-03-6 : Full Report - PDF
- Ngaroma Williams (Contact Project Leader), Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa/ NZ Childcare Association
- Mary-Elizabeth Broadley, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
- Keri Lawson-Te Aho, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
$113,000 GST exc.
What’s happened since
The findings of this work have been shared with approximately 650 staff and 1300 learners across the country through a series of presentations and workshops. The resources are being actively used in a number of organisations to enhance the bicultural competence of ECE teachers. A book chapter is also in preparation to support the use of the resources.
Information gathered through the Ako Aotearoa Impact Evaluation Process
- Williams, N. Building kaupapa Māori into early childhood education. Iti Rearea, 30, 7.
- Marfell-Jones, M., Williams, N., & Broadley, M.L. (2012, March). Bicultural competence in early childhood education. Paper presented at Tuia te Ako 2012, Wellington, New Zealand.
- Williams, N. (2012, December) Ngā Taonga Whakaako Bicultural competence in Early Childhood Education. Paper presented at 49th Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa New Zealand Childcare Association Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand NZARE ECE
- Williams, N., & Broadley, M.L. (April 2012). Ngā Taonga Whakaako Bicultural competence in Early Childhood Education. Paper presented at Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa: Staff Hui, Wellington.
- Williams, N. & Broadley M. (2013 July) Building Kaupapa Māori into Early Childhood Education. Presentation at the Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (HERSDA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
Broadley, M.L. (August 2013) Building Kaupapa Māori into Early Childhood Education. Presentation Waitakere Council, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Broadley M. L. (2013 May) Bicultural Practice. A series of five workshop at Kidicorp, Auckland, New Zealand.
This report from this project is published under the Creative Commons 3.0 New Zealand Attribution Non-commercial Share Alike Licence (BY-NC-SA). Under this licence you are free to copy, distribute, display and perform the work as well as to remix, tweak, and build upon this work noncommercially, as long as you credit the author/s and license your new creations under the identical terms.