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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu Advertisements

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TE TIRITI O WAITANGI

I made these notes for some overseas teachers at some point: On Wednesday, February 6th,New Zealand celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.  This document, surrounded by so much political debate, marks the beginning of an important era in … Continue reading

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Maori social health – some discussion

In their discussion of violence in New Zealand, James and Jane Ritchie devoted some discussion to the way in which Maori social health deteriorated after, and as a result of, colonisation by the British Crown. Having described the urbanisation of … Continue reading

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The Treaty of Waitangi; a description

20 years ago, in a book exploring the cultures of violence in New Zealand, Jane And James Ritchie considered the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand society. They wrote: “The facts of history are clear. The Maori … Continue reading

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Science and the Treaty of Waitangi

We have been looking at ways to better understand the connections between science and the Treaty of Waitangi. Some of the relevant information and resources we have found include: Maori science: The Macmillan Brown Lectures (on Radio NZ National) 2009 … Continue reading

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Whanaungatanga, Manakitanga, Rangatiratanga, Kotahitanga, Wairuatanga – a discussion

In a book on (and titled) violence in New Zealand, Jane and James Ritchie once discussed the cultural aspects of social justice as they play out in NZ. within this discussion, they described the principles of Whanaungatanga, Manakitanga, Rangitiratanga, Kotahitanga, … Continue reading

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A question to ask of your ECE centre

“In what ways is Maori language included in the programme?” (p.76 Te Whariki, 1996)

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Obstacles to the implementation of good ECE

“I believe,” Diti Hill writes, “that a lack of indepth practitioner understanding of the notion of ‘curriculum’, a confused understanding around the political, historical and theoretical foundations to Te Whariki, and an absence of the conscious alignment of this understanding … Continue reading

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Maori education and the Treaty of Waitangi

In a speech given by Mason Durie (Rangitane, Ngati Kauwhata, Ngati Raukawa) in 2001, he outlined some goals for Maori education (refer earlier blog). He also observes that: “One of the more contentious issues for education in New Zealand is … Continue reading

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Treaty of Waitangi

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/category/tid/133 http://www.waitangi-tribunal.govt.nz/treaty/

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