ERIC Number: EJ1198478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Cultural Taxation: The Experiences of Maori Teachers in the Waitaha (Canterbury) Province of New Zealand and Their Relevance for Similar Australian Research
Torepe, Toni K.; Manning, Richard F.
Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, v47 n2 p109-119 Dec 2018
This article draws on data from a research study (Torepe, 2011) that investigated the lived experiences of six Maori teachers who recently graduated from the Hoaka Pounamu (Graduate Diploma in Immersion and Bilingual Teaching) course at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. The primary objective was to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences and various challenges confronting this group of experienced Maori language teachers working in English-medium, state-funded schools. This article describes the qualitative research methodology that was underpinned by a Kaupapa Maori narrative research philosophy. It then explains why the study's findings support and strengthen those of previous studies conducted in Australia. Most notably, they draw attention to the concept of cultural taxation and the Crown's principles for action on the Treaty of Waitangi. Given the large number of Maori children attending Australian schools and similar challenges confronting Indigenous Australian teachers, this research will be of interest to an Australian audience.
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries, Language Teachers, Indigenous Populations, Language of Instruction, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Cultural Relevance, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand; Australia