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ERIC Number: EJ1019786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Bi-Cultural Aotearoa/New Zealand: Provision of Psychological Services to the Maori Population of Rural New Zealand: Combining Best Practice with Cultural Considerations
Little, Steven G.; Akin-Little, Angeleque; Johansen, Anita
School Psychology International, v34 n4 p428-438 Aug 2013
New Zealand is considered a bi-cultural country with both the majority European and the minority/indigenous Maori cultures are supposedly given equal weight within the psyche and policies of the country. In reality, however, individuals of Maori descent tend to be over-represented in negative socio-economic and educational dimensions. A higher percentage of Maori than Europeans live in rural areas which makes the provision of services to this segment of the population even more challenging. The New Zealand government has, however, recognized its obligations to Maori citizenry and has developed a number of initiatives in an attempt to better meet the needs of Maori students and to increase the number of Maori children achieving positive educational outcomes. This article summarizes initiatives currently in place and presents information concerning Maori educational achievement and progress that has been made to bring in Maori children to a level commensurate with rates of other children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A