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ERIC Number: EJ907922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Youth Development: Maori Styles
Ware, Felicity; Walsh-Tapiata, Wheturangi
Youth Studies Australia, v29 n4 p18-29 Dec 2010
Despite the innovative approach of the Youth Development Strategy Aotearoa and the applicability of its Rangatahi Development Package, the diverse realities and experiences of Maori youth are still presenting unique challenges to national policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. A Maori youth research approach that utilised a combination of action research and Maori-focused research methodologies considered effective strategies for positive development with a group of young Maori. The research highlighted relevant tikanga (values) and ahuatanga (characteristics) that could form the basis of an approach for positive Maori youth development. The current paper suggests that a stronger and more in depth focus on cultural constructs is integral for a Maori youth development approach and needs to be reflected in policy, practice and research. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand