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Highley, Violet – Kairaranga, 2023
The Ministry of Education document "Action Plan for Pacific Education" 2020-2030 is a government commitment to transform outcomes for Pacific learners and their families. Key Shift 5 of this Action Plan focuses on valuing, growing, and retaining "teachers, leaders, and educational professionals with diverse Pacific heritages"…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Teacher Recruitment, Leaders
Catherine Noakes-Duncan – Kairaranga, 2023
This research paper asks what Maori educators want Pakeha outreach teachers to know when working with tamariki Maori on the autism spectrum with high, complex needs. A review of the literature noted a shortage of specialists who can speak te reo Maori and practice in a culturally responsive way. Three Maori educators participated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Students with Disabilities
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Amy Smith; Melissa Derby – Kairaranga, 2023
This paper examines how kaiako (teachers) view professional learning and development training (PLD) in structured literacy (SL) in a Maori-medium immersion context. Through interviews with kaiako in a kura kaupapa Maori (Maori-medium educational setting) who teach students in Years 1-6, and images of the literacy environment to capture some of the…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Faculty Development, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction
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Moffat, Thecla K. – Kairaranga, 2022
This article seeks to highlight the importance of consciously implementing universal design for learning principles in practice in early childhood intervention. Universal design for learning (UDL) is based on three principles: (1) providing multiple means of engagement; (2) providing multiple means of representation; and (3) providing multiple…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Access to Education, Learner Engagement, Early Childhood Education
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Jones, Kay-Lee – Kairaranga, 2020
In this article Kay-Lee Jones describes the attributes of the Te Pa o Rakaihautu school. Te Pa o Rakaihautu is unique, it is different and designed to be so. It is a 21st century pa wananga (learning village) for the whole whanau (family). Through the hallways of Te Pa o Rakaihautu one feels the mauri (essence) of the different entities that make…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education, Language Maintenance
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Turner, Kelly – Kairaranga, 2020
The concept of home-school partnerships is widely accepted as being important for student success. How this concept can be quantified in a more equitable and valid way, specifically through the lens of the Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), is the focus of this inquiry. RTLB and parent surveys, plus a questionnaire answered by the…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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Stubbings, Mary – Kairaranga, 2020
This paper provides an autoethnographic view of the influences that have changed my perceptions and helped me to make better sense of the world that I live in, and my place in it. It is a story of personal, ongoing critical reflection. A story of unlearning and conscientisation that changed how I came to understand myself, my teaching practice and…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries
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Turner, Kelly – Kairaranga, 2019
The concept of home-school partnerships is widely accepted as being important for student success. How this concept can be quantified in a more equitable and valid way, specifically through the lens of the Resource Teachers: Learning and Behaviour (RTLB), is the focus of this inquiry. RTLB and parent surveys, plus an interview with a Ministry of…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Intervention, Academic Achievement
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Stevens, Kirsten – Kairaranga, 2019
This professional inquiry investigates how Community of Learning Ka hui Ako across-community teachers (ACT) can support teacher confidence and perceived competence in relation to their culturally-responsive pedagogy. Communities of Learning Ka hui Ako are explored in terms of defining what makes a community successful and how they can be used as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy
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Porter-Samuels, Tute; Holley-Boen, Wendy – Kairaranga, 2019
This research provides chalk-face insights from a group of predominantly Pakeha teachers grappling with culturally-responsive relational practice (CRRP), in a time and environment where external factors can affect self-efficacy and limit personal agency. It details a two-phased professional inquiry undertaken with fourteen teachers from one Kahui…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Teacher Attitudes
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Tweed, Brian – Kairaranga, 2019
In this piece, I recount some events in which I was called upon to speak in te reo Ma ori on behalf of others in a variety of formal situations. I call this being 'on the paepae' but the paepae should be understood more properly as the paepae tapu. I will leave the further explanation of this for others who should rightly speak about such things.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Derby, Melissa; Ranginui, Ngati – Kairaranga, 2018
The purpose of this article is to examine literacy as a key contributor to cultivating individual and collective self-determination for indigenous peoples. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) defines literacy as a human right intrinsically important for human development and well-being. Therefore, literacy…
Descriptors: Literacy, Civil Rights, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge
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Stone, Mike – Kairaranga, 2017
In recent years, New Zealand schools have been challenged to cater for increasing numbers of students in material hardship without comprehensive support. New Zealand once led the world in putting equity at the centre of education policy and practice, this is no longer the case. Recent Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, At Risk Students, Low Income Students
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Tapper, Nicholas; Horsley, Jenny – Kairaranga, 2017
Before graduating from my year as a student in an initial teacher education programme, I am tasked with demonstrating my ability to show how I am able to achieve equitable outcomes for 'priority student groups'. My success or failure in this hinges on a number of factors. Arguably, the most important factor is the quality of practice I observe…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Equal Education, Geography Instruction, Student Diversity
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Starr, Sandra – Kairaranga, 2017
Teacher-talk is a key tool for engaging students in learning. This report examines a process whereby data was used to support teachers in reflecting on their teacher-talk. The context for the study was a small rural New Zealand area school with predominantly Maori students and staff. Emphasis was on strategies that engage, in particular, Maori…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Rural Schools
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