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ERIC Number: EJ907685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Transformative Praxis in Teacher Practice: One Tauira Finds Her Place in Education
Sexton, Steven S.
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v41 n1 p59-74 Jan 2011
This paper reports on an initial teacher education programme that has been designed to facilitate and support Maori student teachers in New Zealand. This paper highlights the ambiguity in New Zealand on the theoretical foundation of initial teacher education. Therefore a background on transformative praxis and how it has impacted on the education system of New Zealand is first presented. Then the tauira's (student teacher's) narrative is presented which has been informed by two years of a Te Ao Maori (Maori worldview) programme. The programme was built upon critical theory to facilitate transformative praxis in student teachers. Specifically, this narrative was a vehicle for how her own past in mainstream education and the programme has impacted upon how she sees teaching and being the teacher. The paper highlights the positive impact a culturally responsive programme can have on the self-efficacy of marginalised members of society. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand