Author: Charmaine Pountney

A secondary school teacher by training, Charmaine Pountney has worked in many areas of the education system, with students, teachers and parents.  As an out lesbian since meeting her longtime partner, Tanya Cumberland in 1985,  she has been a  strong supporter of Maori sovereignty and of women’s issues.  Her book, Learning Our Living, is a story of her first hand experiences of education – in homes, kindergartens, schools, teachers colleges, universities, polytechnics and on marae, farms and the internet.

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