Of Kuia and Kaumatua

Chalmers, F. Graeme
June 2006
Studies in Art Education;Summer2006, Vol. 47 Issue 4, p291
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's comments on the importance of the teachings of the senior citizens in art education. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Kuia is recognized as a female, and Kaumatua is recognized as a male. Kuia and Kaumatua are tribal elders in a Mäori community who direct the community into the future. The art education includes certain public monuments and markers which help one to recall, celebrate, or mourn past events. It outlines an activity which explores the multi-generational differences and similarities related to childhood experiences and education.


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