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ERIC Number: EJ1412150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1175-9232
What Do Maori Educators Want Pakeha Outreach Teachers to Know When Working with Tamariki Maori on the Autism Spectrum with High, Complex Needs?
Catherine Noakes-Duncan
Kairaranga, v24 n2 p1-14 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 semi-structured interviews as part of this qualitative research, addressing what Pakeha outreach teachers need to know to be culturally responsive to Maori. The following themes emerged: Maori environments are relationally inclusive and involve whanau; outreach teachers should respect te reo and tikanga; and outreach teachers should practice with humility as part of a team. These themes emerge within the context of a chronic shortage of Maori specialists. Most of the specialists working with tamariki Maori are non-Maori. In order to meet their needs Pakeha outreach teachers need to be able to work with tamariki Maori and their whanau in a culturally responsive way. Understanding cultural hegemony and its impact on education is an area in need of further discussion if outreach teachers are to understand the concept of humility and its importance for Maori.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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