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ERIC Number: EJ1017789
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Akaoraora'ia te peu 'a to 'ui tupuna: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Cook Islands Secondary School Physical Education
Ava, Aue Te; Rubie-Davies, Christine; Airini; Oven, Alan
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v42 n1 p32-43 Aug 2013
This research examines outcomes from introducing cultural values into Cook Islands secondary schools during two cycles of action research comprising planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The cultural values upon which the physical education lessons were based were: "taueue" (participation), "angaanga kapiti" (cooperation), "akatano" (discipline), "angaanga taokotai" (community involvement), "te reo Maori Kuki Airani" (Cook Islands Maori language), and "auora" (physical and spiritual wellbeing). The cultural values were believed to be an essential element of teaching physical education but one challenge was how to assist teachers to implement the cultural values into classroom teaching as most participant teachers were not Cook Islanders. Findings from this action research project suggest that while participant teachers and community cultural experts may agree to incorporate cultural values in teaching Cook Islands secondary school students, teachers nonetheless find difficulties in implementing this objective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cook Islands
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A