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Kia Tangi te Tītī: Permission to Speak—Paul Whitinui (Ed.) (2011)

This book explores what constitutes successful schooling for Māori students in the twenty-first century. The writers canvass topics such as the importance of te reo, Māori pedagogies, culturally relevant assessment, education strategies to develop Māori scientists and creating a culture of care.

Publication details

Whitinui, P. (Ed.). Kia Tangi Te Tītī: Permission to Speak. Wellington: NZCER Press, 2011.

About the book

Editor Paul Whitinui (Ngāpuhi and Ngātikuri) has drawn together academic contributions from diverse fields of matauranga (education), matauranga hinengaro (psychology), whakaako hauora (health), akoranga takakau-ā-ora (sport and leisure) and others. The book aims to provide a critical, reflective and forward-thinking view of how schooling for Māori students can be improved. Underpinning the entire publication is the centrality of culture in Māori education and a powerful call for recognition of Māori as culturally connected learners.

Further information 


This publication is part of the series Te Takarangi: Celebrating Māori publications - a sample list of 150 non-fiction books produced by a partnership between Royal Society Te Apārangi and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.