Publications Jenny Ritchie

Recent publications

Book

Phillips, L. G., Ritchie, J., Dynevor, L., Lambert, J., & Moroney, K. (2019). Young children's community building in action. Embodied, emplaced and relational citizenship. London: Routledge.

Ritchie, J., & Skerrett, M. (2014). Early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand: History, pedagogy, and liberation. New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

International journal articles

Chan, A., & Ritchie, J. (2019). Critical pedagogies of place: Some considerations for early childhood care and education in a superdiverse ‘bicultural’ Aotearoa (New Zealand). International Journal of Critical Pedaogy, 10(1), 51-74. Retrieved from http://libjournal.uncg.edu/ijcp/issue/view/139/showToc.

Phillips, L. G., Ritchie, J., & Perales, F. (2019). Surveying support for child and youth political participation in Australia and New Zealand. Citizenship Studies, 23(5), 460-485. doi:10.1080/13621025.2019.1620687

Ritchie, J. (2019a). Ethnography in early childhood education  Oxford Research Encyclopedia, Education, 1-19. Retrieved from https://oxfordre.com/education/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.9780190264001.9780190260001/acrefore-9780190264093-e-9780190264532 doi:DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.532

Chan, A. & Ritchie, J. (30 July, 2019). A superdiverse Tiriti o Waitangi based Aotearoa New Zealand? Retrieved from https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2019/07/30/superdiverse-nz/

Ritchie, J., Berryman, M., & Milligan, A. (June 12, 2019). Marking the Wellbeing Budget on education. Retrieved from https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@ideasroom/2019/06/12/632548/marking-the-wellbeing-budget-on-education

Alcock, S., & Ritchie, J. (2018). Early childhood education in the outdoors in Aotearoa New Zealand. Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education, 21(1), 77–88. doi:10.1007/s42322-017-0009-y

Phillips, L. G., Ritchie, J., & Adair, J. K. (2018). Young children’s citizenship membership and participation: comparing discourses in early childhood curricula of Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 1-23. doi:10.1080/03057925.2018.1543578

Ritchie, J. (2017). Diverse complexities, complex diversities. Critical qualitative educational research in Aotearoa (New Zealand). International Review of Qualitative Research, 10(4), 468-481.

Ritchie, J. (2017). Fostering eco-cultural literacies for social, cultural and ecological Justice: A perspective from Aotearoa (New Zealand). International Journal of Early Childhood, 49(3), 287-301. DOI 210.1007/s13158-13017-10198-13150.

Skerrett, M., & Ritchie, J. (2016). Kia tū taiea : honorer les liens. Confiance, éducation et autorité en Nouvelle-Zélande. Kia tū taiea: Honouring relationships. Trust, education and authority in New Zealand. Revue internationale d’éducation de Sèvres, 72, 103-113. URL : http://ries.revues.org/5522 ; DOI : 5510.4000/ries.5522

Adair, J., Phillips, L., Ritchie, J., & Sachdeva, S. (2016). Civic action and play: Examples from Maori, Aboriginal Australian and Latino communities. Early Child Deveopment and Care, 187(5-6), 799-811. http://dx.doi.org/710.1080/03004430.03002016.01237049.

Chan, A., & Ritchie, J. (2016). Parents, participation, partnership: Problematising New Zealand early childhood education. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 17(3), 289–303.

Ritchie, J. (2016). Creating spaces of empathy in the face of regimes of control. Global Studies of Childhood, 6(1), 112-122. DOI: 110.1177/2043610615627928.

Ritchie, J. (2016). Diverse complexities, complex diversities: Resisting ‘normal science’ in pedagogical and research methodologies. A perspective from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Journal of Pedagogy, 7(1), 25-37. DOI 10.1515/jped-2016-0002.

Ritchie, J. (2016). Qualities for early childhood care and education in an age of increasing superdiversity and decreasing biodiversity. Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 17(1), 78–91.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Food reciprocity and sustainability in early childhood care and education in Aotearoa New Zealand. Australian Journal of Environmental Education, 31(1), 74-85.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Social, cultural, and ecological justice in the age of the Anthropocene: A New Zealand early childhood care and education perspective. Journal of Pedagogy, 6(2), 41-56.

Duhn, I., & Ritchie, J. (2014). Making “eco-waves”: Early childhood care and education sustainability practices in Aotearoa New Zealand. Children, Youth and Environments, 24(2), 123-145.

Ritchie, J., Skerrett, M., & Rau, C. (2014). Kei tua i te awe māpara. Countercolonial Unveiling of Neoliberal Discourses in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Review of Qualitative Research, 7(1), 111–129.

Chapters

Ritchie, J. (2019). Renarrativizing our earth-centredness. A perspective from Aotearoa (New Zealand). In J. Kroeger, C. Y. Myers, & K. Morgan (Eds.), Nurturing nature and the environment with young children. Children, Elders, Earth (pp. 24-35). Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge.

Adair, J. K., Phillips, Louise, Ritchie, J., & Sachdeva, S. (2019). Civic action and play: examples from Maori, Aboriginal Australian and Latino communities. In J. M. Nicholson & D. B. Wisneski (Eds.), Reconsidering the role of play in early childhood: Towards social justice and equity (pp. 132-143). London: Routledge.

Skerrett, M., & Ritchie, J. (2018). Ara mai he tetekura: Māori knowledge systems that enable ecological and sociolinguistic survival in Aotearoa. In A. Cutter-Mackenzie, K. Malone, & E. Barratt Hacking (Eds.), Research handbook on Childhoodnature. Assemblages of childhood and nature research (pp. 1-21). Basel, Switzerland: Springer.

Ritchie, J. (2018). Early childhood care and education in the cultural context of Aotearoa (New Zealand). In J. L. Roopnarine, J. E. Johnson, S. F. Quinn, & M. M. Patte (Eds.), Handbook of international perspectives on early childhood education (pp. 215-229). New York, N.Y.: Routledge.

Ritchie, J., & Veisson, M. (2018). Early childhood education professionals in New Zealand kindergartens. Commitment and challenges. In C. Pascal, T. Bertram, & M. Veisson (Eds.), Early childhood educaton and change in diverse cultural contexts (pp. 137-152). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.

Ritchie, J. (2016). Three word descriptions. In J. White (Ed.), Permission. The international interdisciplinary impact of Laurel Richardson's work (pp. 97-98). Rotterdam: Sense.

Ritchie, J., & Smith, C. (2015). Applying te ao Māori considerations within mentoring relationships. In C. Murphy & K. Thornton (Eds.), Mentoring in early childhood education; A compilation of thinking, pedagogy and practice (pp. 67-76). Wellington: NZCER Press

Ritchie, J. (2015). Counter-colonial research methodologies drawing upon postcolonial critique and Indigenous onto-epistemologies. In G. S. Cannella, M. S. Perez, & P. A. Pasque (Eds.), Critical qualitative inquiry. Foundations and futures (pp. 77-90). Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Discourses of governmentality in early childhood care and education policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. In G. S. Cannella, M. S. Pérez, & I.-F. Lee (Eds.), Critical examinations of quality in early education and care (pp. 41-58). New York: Peter Lang.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Disentangling? Re-entanglement? Tackling the pervasiveness of colonialism in early childhood (teacher) education. In V. Pacini-Ketchabaw & A. Taylor (Eds.), Unsettling the colonial places and spaces of early childhood education (pp. 147-161). New York: Routledge.

Ritchie, J., Bull, R., Smith, C., Evans, F., Sullivan, V., Marschke, A., & Crilly (Dodd), R. (2015). Indigenous perspectives on EfS in Australia and New Zealand. In N. Taylor, F. Quinn, & C. Eames (Eds.), Educating for sustainability in primary schools. Teaching for the future (pp. 303-321). Rotterdam: Sense.

Rau, C., & Ritchie, J. (2014). Ki te whai ao, ki te ao marama: Early childhood understandings in pursuit of social,cultural, and ecological Justice. In M. N. Bloch, B. B. Swadener, & G. S. Cannella (Eds.), Reconceptualizing early childhood care and education. Critical questions, new imaginaries and social activism: A reader (pp. 109-130). New York: Peter Lang.

Ritchie, J. (2014). Learning from the wisdom of elders. In J. Davis & S. Elliot (Eds.), Research in early childhood education for sustainability: International perspectives and provocations (pp. 49-60). Abingdon, OX: Routledge.

Ritchie, J., Harvey, N., Kayes, M., & Smith, C. (2014). Our children, our choice: Priorities for policy. Child Poverty Action Group Policy Paper Series. Part Two: Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE). Retrieved from Auckland: https://www.cpag.org.nz/resources-2/our-children-our-choice-priorities-for-policy-7/part-2-early-childhood-care-and-education/

Aotearoa / New Zealand journal articles

Ritchie, J. (2018). A fantastical journey: Reimagining Te Whāriki. Early Childhood Folio, 22(1), 9-14.

Ritchie, J., & Lambert, J. (2018). Pedagogical strategies that support young children’s civic action: An example from Aotearoa. Early Childhood Folio, 22(2), 8-13.

Chan, A., & Ritchie, J. (2016). Parent-teacher partnership: New complications for an old aspiration. The first years. Ngā tau tuatahi. New Zealand journal of infant and toddler education, 18(2), 9-15.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Kia tau te rangimārie: Towards peace-centred, Te Whāriki-based practice. Early Childhood Folio, 19(1), 39-46.

Ritchie, J., & Rau, C. (2015). Poipoia te tamaiti kia tū tangata: Identity, belonging and transition. The First Years. Ngā Tau Tuatahi, 17(2 ), 39-46. (Reprinted from The First Years: Ngā Tau Tuatahi. New Zealand Journal of Infant and Toddler Education, 12(31), 16-22).

Conference papers

Ritchie, J. (2018). Challenging the obscenity of the Anthropocene:: “We will be a good society when we are political everywhere” (Catherine Delahunty). Paper presented at the 26th International Reconceptualising Early Childhood Education Conference.  Inequality in Early Childhood Education and Care, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14 –18 October.

Phillips, L., Ritchie, J., & Perales, F. (2018). Public attitudes to children and young people’s political participation inclusion/exclusion. Paper presented at the European Conference on Educational Research, Bolzano, Italy, 4-7 September.

Ritchie, J., Skerrett, M., & Grace, R. (2018). Young Children’s Rights Enactment in early childhood education in three countries: Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Paper presented at the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society. Exploring, celebrating and deepening Oceanic relationalities, Victoria University of Wellington, Nov 19-22.

Skerrett, M., & Ritchie, J. (2018). Climate Change and Kaitiakitanga in Early Childhood Education in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Paper presented at the Pacific Climate Change Conference, Te Papa, Wellington, February 20-23.

Ritchie, J. (2017). Early childhood education for sustainable development in the context of Aotearoa New Zealand: Indigenous and marginalized young children and their families. Presentation to ‘Sustainability & Environmental Protection through Early Childhood Education and Care’. 18th PECERA International Conference, 7-9 July 2017, Cebu City Philippines.

Ritchie, J. (2017). Critical Childhood Policy Studies: Just Transformations Through Contemporary and Collective Activism: A call for an ethic of post-anthropocentric empathy. An activist perspective from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Presentation to 25th Reconceptualizing Early Childhood Education Conference: Finding a Home in the World: Migration, Indigeneity, and Citizenship.  Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, Oct 24-27.

Chan, A., & Ritchie, J. (2016). Parents, participation, partnership: Problematising New Zealand early childhood care and education. Paper presented at the VII Conference on Childhood Studies, Finnish Society for Childhood Studies, Turku, Finland, 6th-8th June.

Ritchie, J., Phillips, L., & Adair, J. K. (2016). Civic Agency and Social Justice in New Zealand, Australia and the U.S.A.'s Early Childhood Curricula. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC, April 8-12.

Ritchie, J. (2016). Discussant paper. Reconceptualizing the Making and Taking of Early Childhood Public Spaces. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Washington DC, April 8-12.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Diverse Complexities, Complex Diversities: Critical Qualitative Research in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21st-24th.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Food reciprocity and sustainability in ECCE in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at the 11th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21st-24th.

Ritchie, J. (2014). “Committed Sapiential Circles”.  Ko koe ki tēna, ko ahau ki tēnei kīwai o te kete: Exploring collaboration across a range of recent early childhood studies. Paper presented at the 10th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry.  'Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research'  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21st-24th.

Ritchie, J. (2014). Counter-colonial research methodologies drawing upon postcolonial critique and Indigenous onto-epistemologies. Coaltion for Critical Qualitative Inquiry Special Interest Group Plenary: Foundations of Critical Qualitative Inquiry I. Paper presented at the 10th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. 'Qualitative Inquiry and the Politics of Research', University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 21st-24th.

Ritchie, J. (2014). Indigenous Rights–Based Provision Within “Mainstream” Early Childhood Services in Aotearoa (New Zealand) Paper presented at the AARE/NZARE Conference, 'Speaking Back through Research', Queensland University of Technology,  Nov 30-Dec 4.

Ritchie, J. (2014). Learning from the wisdom of elders. Caring for self, others & the environment in ECCE (keynote). Keynote presentation at the Enviroschools Early Childhood Education Hui, Papamoa, 29th April-1st May.

Ritchie, J. (2014). “Re-framing Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Research in early childhood education acknowledging Indigenous rights and knowledges”. Paper presented at the The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association & The Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference, 'Managing global changes and education reforms: Asia and Pacific Responses', Hong Kong Institute of Education, Nov 19-21.

Ritchie, J. (2014). Relational strategies for researchers working in early childhood care and education settings in a post-colonial context. Paper presented at the The Asia Pacific Educational Research Association & The Hong Kong Educational Research Association International Conference, 'Managing global changes and education reforms: Asia and Pacific Responses', Hong Kong Institute of Education, Nov 19-21.

Research Report

Ritchie, J., & Morrison, S. (2019). Exploring Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) approaches in relation to benefits for Māori children and whānau. A Study Funded by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. Wellington: Te Herenga Waka | Victoria University of Wellington.

Research on Internet

McChesney, K. & Ritchie, J. (February 1, 2018). Children starting school: Research-based advice for parents and whānau. Retrieved from https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/01/starting-school-parents/

McChesney, K. & Ritchie, J. (February 2, 2018). Children starting school: Research-based advice for teachers. Retrieved from https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/starting-school-teachers/

Ritchie, J. & Alcock, S. (August 8, 2018). Let kids bond with nature while there’s still time. Retrieved from https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2018/08/07/181983/let-kids-bond-with-nature-while-theres-still-time

Ritchie, J. (May 3, 2017). Early childhood care should be an election priority. Retrieved from https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@future-learning/2017/05/02/23588/why-early-childhood-care-should-be-an-election-priority

Ritchie, J. (June 17, 2017). Public scholarship: Influence, engagement, and ethical imperatives. Retrieved from https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/17/public-scholarship/

Ritchie, J. (August 4, 2017). Election 2017: Spotlight on Early Childhood Education Policy. Retrieved from  https://nzareblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/04/election-2017-ece/

Ritchie, J. & Milligan, A. (August 18, 2017). Are Kiwis educated enough about climate change? Retrieved from https://www.newsroom.co.nz/@future-learning/2017/08/17/43016/is-nz-doing-enough-to-teach-climate-change

Phillips, L., Perales, F., Ritchie, J. (September 11, 2017). Giving voice to the young: survey shows people want under-18s involved in politics. Retrieved from https://theconversation.com/giving-voice-to-the-young-survey-shows-people-want-under-18s-involved-in-politics-83101

Invited Presentations

Ritchie, J. (2017). Partnership: principles, policies and pedagogies. Keynote presentation to the 10th Symposium for Early Childhood Associate Teachers. Manukau Institute of Technology, 25th March.

Ritchie, J. (2017) Quality and Sustainability in ECE with regard to the United Nations’ SDG of Quality Education. Keynote presentation to China International Early Childhood Education Annual Conference and Expo, in Shanghai, March 9-11.

Ritchie, J. (2016). Bridging the GAP – Activating the United Nation’s Global Action Plan. Living in and with a world in crisis: Educational and community responses to climate change. Paper presented at the Invited Public Lecture to Eastern Institute of Technology, Napier, June 23rd.

Ritchie, J. (2016).  Implications of changing demographics for educational leadership: An early childhood perspective. Presentation to NZEALS, Auckland, 1st June.

Ritchie, J. & Rau, C. (2016). Enacting te Ao Māori in Early Childhood Settings: Drawing upon Te Whāriki, Te Whatu Pōkeka and Tātaiako. Keynote presentation to BestStart Palmerson North, 28th May.

Ritchie, J. (2014). Te Tiriti o Waitangi: Implications for Quality Early Childhood Care and Education. Paper presented at the Auckland Kindergarten Association Head Teachers' Hui, Alexandra Park Events Centre, Auckland, Jan 16, 2014.

Ritchie, J. (2015). Te Whāriki and Tiriti o Waitangi based early childhood care and education.  A discussion regarding discourses, diversities, and dispositions. Presentation to OMEP Wellington Branch Hui, July 20th, Organisation Mondiale Pour L'Éducation Préscolaire (OMEP).

Book review

Ritchie, J. (2016). Book review. Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane and Melinda Webber (eds.): Sociocultural Realities: Exploring New Horizons. New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 51(2), 291-293. DOI 210.1007/s40841-40016-40055-y.

Contributions to advocacy monographs

Ritchie, J., Harvey, N., Kayes, M., & Smith, C. (2014). Our children, our choice: Priorities for policy. Child Poverty Action Group Policy Paper Series. Part Two: Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE). Auckland: Child Poverty Action Group. Retrieved from http://www.cpag.org.nz/resources-publications/our-children-our-choice-priorities-for-policy-7/.

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