My rangahau is dedicated to raising the bar for Māori to learn as Māori with a critical lens given to supporting Kaiako to becoming comfortable and confident in te ao Māori spaces with an emphasis to enacting the intent of this country's founding doctrine Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Two key critical areas that need immediate support is learning te reo Māori so that it is used as an everyday medium of instruction and articulating te tikanga Māori as to whay Kaiako do what they do.
My current research activities are:
1) developing a range of Te Tiriti o Waitangi ways of doing and their relevance to contemporary Early Childhood Education contexts.
2) developing a range of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori resources to support Kaiako in learning this country's indigenous language and culture.
I am interested in doctoral candidates that can see their work aligning with Aotearoa New Zealand's early childhood bicultural curriculum and kaupapa Māori that is home grown.