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ERIC Number: EJ772691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Pages: 21
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-0161-7761
Desired Division, Disavowed Division: An Analysis of the Labeling of the Bilingual Unit as Separatist in an Aotearoa/New Zealand School
Doerr, Neriko Musha
Anthropology & Education Quarterly, v35 n2 p233-253 Jun 2004
In this article, I offer a new interpretation of non-Maori parents' claim that a Maori/English bilingual school unit in Aotearoa/New Zealand is separatist. I show that while some use such a claim to defend monoculturalism and white hegemony, others use it to come to terms with Aotearoa/New Zealand's postcolonial nationhood, globalization, and a changing meaning of "ethnic harmony." I suggest collaborations to rearticulate the latter parents' concerns, thereby creating new alliances to support minority education. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand