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Macfarlane, Sonja – Curriculum Matters, 2019
Global citizenship education (GCED) is UNESCO's response to the impact of global warming, poverty, inequality, and human-rights violations that threaten peace and sustainability worldwide. The goal of GCED is to empower learners of all ages to appreciate that these are serious issues and to actively advocate--both locally and globally--for more…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Pacific Islanders, Empowerment, Citizenship Education
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Stewart, Georgina Tuari – Curriculum Matters, 2018
The school curriculum and teacher professional standards in Aotearoa New Zealand emphasise culturally responsive pedagogies for Maori learners. However, there is a gap between rhetoric and practice. Drawing on expert-interview methodology, and based on an interview with Tamsin Hanly about complex curriculum issues, this interview article seeks to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Teacher Qualifications, Standards, Culturally Relevant Education
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Sheehan, Mark – Curriculum Matters, 2017
Learning about controversial historical issues is an essential feature of citizenship education in democratic societies, but in New Zealand, the high-autonomy national curriculum leaves it up to teachers to choose whether they engage their students with difficult questions about the past. This can place teachers in an awkward position. They do not…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Autonomy, Citizenship Education, National Curriculum
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Stewart, Georgina; Trinick, Tony; Dale, Hëmi – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article offers brief commentary on the development of "Te Marautanga o Aotearoa", which is the official statement of Mäori-medium school curriculum policy. From our perspective as three Mäori educators who have been involved in its development for over 20 years, we combine our experiences to tell the story of this unique indigenous…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, National Curriculum
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Leaupepe, Manutai; Matapo, Jacoba; Ravlich, Elizabeth – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article explores the history of curriculum relating to Pasifika early childhood education (ECE) in Aotearoa New Zealand. Specific contributions of Pasifika peoples to the developments of "Te Whariki" are considered. The aspirations of Pasifika peoples and academics that are presented in the body of scholarship developed over the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations