Waikato Journal of Education
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Keywords

Early childhood
Pasifika education
Tongan
Māori
Tertiary eduction
FetuiakiMālie

Abstract

In this article we describe the development of a new qualification in early childhood education, Pasifika. We present an indigenous Tongan and Māori critique that challenges the consultation process and methodological content of the new qualification. The notion of Fetuiakiālie is drawn upon to debunk the mainstream notion in education that culture is static, passionless, superior and universal.

https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v12i1.298
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