Nga Kaupapa Here encourages education students and practising teachers to analyse and critique the political and professional contexts that impact on their work and studentsÕ learning. This comprehensive text by V. Carpenter, Joce Jesson, Peter Roberts and Maxine Stephenson provides students with a contemporary and historical view of the relationship between education, teachers and the state. Questions of class, culture, ethnicity and gender are addressed. Expert contributors examine local and global influences on education in New Zealand and demonstrate that international social and economic trends affect the nature and direction of educational change. The history of education, deeper philosophical and sociological questions, and theoretical practices are also discussed to give students a thorough understanding of education in a variety of contexts. Unique to this publication is the chapter written in te reo, the Maori language, which is dedicated to examining the role of education within Maori communities. This chapter explores the economic and political dimensions of education in indigenous cultures. Moving from the broad to the specific, Nga Kaupapa Here is an invaluable resource for pre-service teachers as well as those currently working in, or wishing to work in, education.