2013, Volume 16, Research Articles

Undertaking Action Research Informed by Kaupapa Māori in Early Childhood Education

early childhood research journal

Full Reference

Heta-Lensen, Y., & Dunham, N. (2013). Becoming cognisant of research informed by kaupapa Māori in early childhood education: Issues and contexts. NZ Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 16, 1 - 14. 

Abstract

This paper outlines tensions existing within student teacher self-study action research projects undertaken as a requirement of a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) at Te Whare Waananga o Wairaka Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec).

Whilst student teachers in our programme are expected to engage in Kaupapa Māori knowledge, the meaningfulness of this engagement is questionable for student teachers undertaking self-study action research. In response to these tensions a research framework is proposed which would serve to guide student teachers as researchers to engage more meaningfully with Kaupapa Māori knowledge.

The framework draws on the seminal works of Rangimarie Rose Pere, Te Wheke, a celebration of infinite wisdom (1991), the bicultural curriculum for early childhood, Te Whāriki, and Te whatu pōkeka: Kaupapa Māori assessment for learning: Early childhood exemplars. The kaupapa Māori research principles of mana, mauri and wairua are related to the action research cycle, as outlined by Cardno (2003), with examples of these principles in action within the research process.

Key words: Kaupapa Māori knowledge; student teacher as researcher; action research; mana; mauri; wairua.

READ MORE



Oops ... you are attempting to view an article or a resource in the member-only area.  

To keep reading, you need to login with your membership login Smile

If this is not one of our 'Educators' or 'Service Provider' articles, then it is most likely a NZ-Int Research in ECE Journal article that can be accessed through a library subscription or a research membership if you are not an educator or service provider.  

Not a member?  Look below ↓ for the click here button ↓   It will take you to the membership page to sign up and choose your own unique username and password.

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 

Membership Options

Educator
Membership

Who is this for?
Teachers - Student Teachers - Parents
$78.00 one year
$145.00 two years
Your own personal username and password.
Includes access to research library

ECE Service Provider  
Membership

Who is this for?
Service providers with one or more licensed ECE services
Starting from $198.00 for one year
Your own unique username and password.
Includes access to research library 

Researcher Membership or
a Library Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries and organisations $250 annual 
Researchers $145.00 for two years
Access to over 20 years of NZ-International Research in ECE journal issues and articles