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[This news item comes from the New Zealand for Education Research website, nzcer.org.nz]

Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, research and practice examines decolonisation and Māori education in Aotearoa New Zealand in ways that seeks to challenge, unsettle and provoke for change.

Editors Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan have drawn together leading Māori writers and intellectuals on topics that are at the heart of a decolonising education agenda, from tribal education initiatives to media issues, food sovereignty, wellbeing, Christianity, tikanga and more. A key premise is that colonisation excludes holistic and Māori experiences and ways of knowing, and continues to assert a deep influence on knowledge systems and ways of living and being, and that efforts to combat its impact must be broad and comprehensive.

The book presents a kaupapa Māori and decolonised agenda for Māori education. The writers put kaupapa Māori into practice through a pūrākau (narrative) approach to explore the diverse topics in a range of styles.

Digital editions in ebook and Kindle versions are available from www.mebooks.co.nz and www.amazon.com