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ERIC Number: EJ1000444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Beyond Legitimation: A Tribal Response to Maori Education in Aotearoa New Zealand
Jahnke, Huia Tomlins
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v41 n2 p146-155 Dec 2012
This article describes an intervention strategy, initiated under the New Zealand Government's tribal partnership scheme, which promotes a culture-based/place-based approach to education in mainstream schools and early childhood centres in one tribal region. Through place-based education children are immersed in local heritage, including language and culture, landscapes, opportunities and experiences. The strategy is a tribal response to the overwhelming evidence of Maori underachievement in education in the tribal catchment. A case study is presented of a place-based/culture-based initiative called the Ngati Kahungunu Cultural Standards Project (NKCSP). It is argued that the development of cultural standards offers an opportunity by which teachers and others within the education sector can develop and incorporate practice that reflects, promotes and values the student's culture. The core assumption underpinning the project is that cultural knowledge contributes to Maori student success in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand