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ERIC Number: EJ935700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0268-2141
Supporting Young Adolescent Students from Minority Cultural Groups Who Are Underachieving in Learning
Fletcher, Jo; Parkhill, Faye; Harris, Christine
Support for Learning, v26 n3 p122-126 Aug 2011
Establishing appropriate learning environments for culturally diverse underachieving students continues to challenge educators across a range of international contexts. A synthesis of findings from our studies in New Zealand indicated that teachers and students from Pasifika and Maori backgrounds considered that learning is facilitated by the establishment of positive student-teacher relationships in which their culture and language is acknowledged and valued. Collaboration and co-operation within small groups also supported learning, which influenced engagement as well as achievement. We contend that developing effective and culturally sensitive pedagogical practices that are informed by research offers a way forward, not only for practitioners, but also for teacher education.
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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