Leadership in Pasifika early childhood education as a political act

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dc.contributor.author Matapo, Jacoba en
dc.coverage.spatial National University of Samoa en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-29T20:10:56Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-09-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Sosaiete Aoga Amata Samoa i Aotearoa Conference, National University of Samoa, 30 Sep 2019 - 03 Oct 2019. 30 Sep 2019 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48748 en
dc.description.abstract This presentation will discuss the importance of cultural values, family and community contribution to sustain a collective approach to education, which in turn resonates with Pasifika ways of knowing, Pasifika theology and epistemology. Leadership in the spirit of the collective fosters difference, and offers potentialities in learning and collective constructions of knowledge in leadership. Within the collective, the early childhood leader is an agent of change, navigating choices that require responsibility, ethics and care. For Pasifika early childhood education communities, there must be an awareness of the complexity, multiplicity and diversity of leadership, to strengthen culturally relevant practices and resilience in traversing the shifting political landscapes and global change. The neoliberal climate and impact of political reforms that govern the early childhood education sector have generated further implications for the sustainability of leadership within Pasifika early childhood education settings, which require further investigation, dialogue and critique (Matapo & Leaupepe, 2016). Throughout the presentation I will draw upon my leadership realities and experiences as both programme leader of Pasifika early childhood education as well as my role as associate dean Pasifika. Pasifika leadership praxis within education must resonate with Pasifika ways of knowing, Pasifika theology and epistemology (Leaupepe & Sauni, 2014; Mara, 2005). This is inclusive of collectivist cultural concepts, rather than individualistic liberal ideals (Matapo, 2018). en
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dc.title Leadership in Pasifika early childhood education as a political act en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.finish-date 2019-10-03 en
pubs.start-date 2019-09-30 en
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pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 783987 en
pubs.org-id Education and Social Work en
pubs.org-id Critical Studies in Education en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-10-10 en

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