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ERIC Number: EJ840188
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Te Kotahitanga: Addressing Educational Disparities Facing Maori Students in New Zealand
Bishop, Russell; Berryman, Mere; Cavanagh, Tom; Teddy, Lani
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n5 p734-742 Jul 2009
The major challenges facing education in New Zealand today are the continuing social, economic and political disparities within our nation, primarily between the descendants of the European colonisers and the Indigenous Maori people. These disparities are also reflected in educational outcomes. In this paper, an Indigenous Maori Peoples' solution to the problems of educational disparities is detailed. Te Kotahitanga is a research and professional development project that seeks to improve the educational achievement of Maori students in mainstream secondary schools. Students "voices" were used to inform the development of the project in a variety of ways: firstly to identify various discursive positions related to Maori student learning; secondly, to develop professional development activities, and thirdly, to create an Effective Teaching Profile. The paper concludes by identifying how implementing the Effective Teaching Profile addresses educational disparities. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand