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Smith, Jill – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
The greatest numbers of young people in New Zealand are from Pasifika peoples' ethnic groups. In contrast, art teachers in secondary schools are predominantly European. Research conducted in 2015, which investigated how art teachers are responding to the increasing diversity of students, uncovered important insights. This article provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Art Teachers
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Santamaría, Lorri J.; Santamaría, Andrés P. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This contribution considers educational leadership practice to promote and sustain diversity. Comparative case studies are presented featuring educational leaders in the United States and New Zealand who counter injustice in their practice. The leaders' leadership practices responsive to the diversity presented in their schools offer…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Educational Policy
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Mugisha, Vincent M. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2013
Principals of many New Zealand (NZ) mainstream schools navigate a complex intercultural educational policy environment to address the academic challenges of Maori and Pasifika students. This inquiry sought to explore the concept of "culturally responsive instructional leadership" by studying the knowledge, actions, motives, perceptions,…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Leadership, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Smith, Jill – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2010
New Zealand has become an increasingly multicultural society since the 1990s. But multicultural education is complicated in this nation by its position on biculturalism, a commitment founded in its postcolonial history. The finding of an investigation in secondary schools, which showed that national and visual arts curricula emphasize…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Visual Arts