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ERIC Number: EJ1049097
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1326-0111
Huakina Mai: A Kaupapa Maori Approach to Relationship and Behaviour Support
Savage, Catherine; Macfarlane, Sonja; Macfarlane, Angus; Fickel, Letitia; Hemi, Hemi Te
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v43 n2 p165-174 Dec 2014
This article presents the developmental stages of a nationwide whole-school strengths-based behavioural intervention by Maori and centring on Maori interests; an initiative that has the potential to transform educational success and opportunities. The initial phase involved a cycle of data collection. This was conducted via a series of focus groups held with Maori specialists, practitioners, families and students, to support the development of a kaupapa Maori approach to school-wide positive behaviour. The evidence that was gathered indicated that a systems framework needed to emanate out of a Maori worldview, be inclusive of family and community, and support the notion that Maori children are able to learn as Maori--to enjoy positive cultural and identity development throughout their schooling. The findings in this article describe the core features that underscore how behaviour should be shaped and supported within schools, from a Maori perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand