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dc.contributor.authorRameka, Lesley Kayen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-25T21:58:10Z
dc.date.available2017en_NZ
dc.date.available2017-06-25T21:58:10Z
dc.date.issued2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationRameka, L. (2017). Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua: ‘I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past’. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 17(4), 387–398. https://doi.org/10.1177/1463949116677923en
dc.identifier.issn1463-9491en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/11120
dc.description.abstractThis whakataukī or ‘proverb’ speaks to Māori perspectives of time, where the past, the present and the future are viewed as intertwined, and life as a continuous cosmic process. Within this continuous cosmic movement, time has no restrictions – it is both past and present. The past is central to and shapes both present and future identity. From this perspective, the individual carries their past into the future. The strength of carrying one’s past into the future is that ancestors are ever present, existing both within the spiritual realm and in the physical, alongside the living as well as within the living. This article explores Māori perspectives of the past and the models and inspiration they offer. In this way, it provides a critique of the practices in early childhood education, highlighting the importance of cultural concepts and practices, and discusses implications for both teaching and academic practice.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSageen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1463949116677923en_NZ
dc.rights© 2016 The Author.
dc.subjectMāori
dc.subjectearly childhood
dc.subjecttime
dc.subjectculturally responsive
dc.subjectpedagogy
dc.titleKia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua: ‘I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past’en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1463949116677923en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfContemporary Issues in Early Childhooden_NZ
pubs.begin-page387
pubs.elements-id194929
pubs.end-page398
pubs.issue4en_NZ
pubs.volume17en_NZ


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