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Glynn, Ted – Kairaranga, 2008
This commentary presents the author's response to an article published in the last version of "Kairaranga" entitled "Schooling for Happiness: Rethinking the aims of education," written by Dr. Tom Cavanagh. He found it refreshing to read Cavanagh's article that focuses educators' energies onto re-visiting the wider…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Educational Change, Behavioral Objectives, Reader Response
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Glynn, Ted; Bevan-Brown, Jill – Kairaranga, 2007
This paper challenges some of the ill-informed and misleading assumptions made about Maori students and their whanau, and about Maori teachers and education professionals. In particular it examines four prominent assumptions that impact on Maori, namely: We are all New Zealanders; We know all about Maori students and praise; We know what whanau…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Misconceptions, Indigenous Populations