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ERIC Number: EJ914596
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
Teaching Maori Children with Special Education Needs: Getting Rid of the Too Hard Basket
Bevan-Brown, Jill
Kairaranga, v7 spec iss p14-23 2006
This paper examines research evidence, practitioners' knowledge, skills and experiences and the voice of students, parents and whanau to identify common messages in respect to educating Maori students both with and without special education needs. The keys to effective practice identified include: positive teacher-student relationships; interactive teaching strategies that engage students in their own learning; teaching that builds on students' strengths and interests; high teacher expectations of Maori students; the inclusion of cultural input; and the involvement of parents, whanau and peers. Professionals are urged to take the provision of culturally appropriate, effective education out of the "too hard basket" and to use the previous strategies when working with Maori students. (Contains 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand