Dr Lesley Rameka

National President

Dr Lesley Rameka
National President

Lesley is a Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Education, University of Waikato. Lesley has worked in early childhood education for over 30 years, beginning her journey in te kohanga reo, and working in a number of professional development and tertiary education providers over the years.

Lesley’s research interests include; Māori early childhood education, Kaupapa Māori Assessment in early childhood, Curriculum development in Māori early childhood services, Māori pedagogies, Māori and Pacific perspectives of Infants and Toddlers care and education, and Maori immersion educational transitions. Lesley is currently part of a project that is examining bicultural belonging for refugee children and families in ece.