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ERIC Number: EJ1021842
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
Learning about Inclusion by Listening to Ma¯ori
Berryman, Mere; Woller, Paul
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v17 n8 p827-838 2013
Behavioural and learning difficulties experienced by students from minoritised cultural groups often arise because their cultural beliefs, values and preferred practices differ markedly from those of their teachers and their school. Research in New Zealand has shown that if inclusive education is to have real meaning for these students and their families, then their teachers and schools need to move towards pedagogies founded on relationships that are more inclusive of cultural differences. This paper discusses what we can understand about inclusion for Ma¯ori students experiencing behavioural and learning difficulties, from the experiences of their teachers and family members. Often effective interventions are found to be connected to a Ma¯ori worldview and begin by taking the time to develop relationships with Ma¯ori families, to regularly listen to them and seek to work and learn alongside them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand