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McKenzie, Peter – Curriculum Matters, 2019
The typical paraphernalia of protest was all present: witty signs, bullhorns, an enormous crowd. As the protestors charged onto the parliamentary forecourt, their slogans echoed off of the marble facade. But they had suddenly gone silent. Out of the crowd stepped four people, and they began to tell their stories. Relentless feelings of inadequacy,…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Social Action, Political Attitudes
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Krzyzosiak, Jacek; Stewart, Georgina – Curriculum Matters, 2019
This article analyses research literature and policy texts to investigate the extent to which culturally responsive education policies can improve Maori achievement in schools. It presents a snapshot of current levels of Maori inequity, which is followed by an account of the history of Maori education policy to illustrate the origins of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Pacific Islanders, Educational Policy
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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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Matapo, Jacoba – Curriculum Matters, 2019
Jacoba Matapo, Associate Dean Pasifika in the Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland, opens this discussion by introducing herself by way of her pepha; which she says is integral to who she is. She defines this as her way of being, connecting, and knowing the world. She describes herself as a Samoan, New Zealand-born Pasifika…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Influences
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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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Buntting, Cathy; Cowie, Bronwen – Curriculum Matters, 2017
This article draws primarily on a policy discussion hosted by the New Zealand Association of Research in Education's (NZARE) Science Special Interest Group at the 2016 national conference, arguing that an ecosystem view of science education is a useful metaphor when considering both what is being done to implement the vision for science education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, Systems Approach, Science 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