Liana MacDonald discusses how mainstream New Zealand society resists difficult knowledge about the past both at sites of historical colonial violence and through mundane interactions between teachers.
What has climate change got to do with teaching our past? NZEI Te Riu Roa Communities Organiser Conor Twyford discusses how, in order to navigate well into our collective future, we need to clearly understand our past.
I’m excited to be sharing this histories issue of Ako with you, focussing on the challenges, impact and importance of studying our past.
Reviews of eight brilliant new books for kaiako and ākonga.
Until recently, the historical misdeeds towards Māori have been swept under the carpet, with the hope that they would be forgotten. The Aotearoa Histories curriculum is one step towards changing this. What do kura Māori think about this change and the importance of teaching our past?