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Hetaraka, Maia; Meiklejohn-Whiu, Selena; Webber, Melinda; Jesson, Rebecca – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
Many theories support the idea that children's literacy learning develops as they learn to make meaning through interactions with others. These assertions are premised on the understanding that childhood literacy serves various social purposes and that these literacies are learned through participating in social contexts. In this position paper,…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Literacy, Indigenous Knowledge
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McNaughton, Stuart; Jesson, Rebecca – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
Published accounts of school interventions often focus on a small 'slice' of the complex systems and layers of learning across schools and homes. A series of studies into a digital intervention in low SES schools, is summarised here providing a fuller picture of how students' engagement in digital contexts contributed to their social and emotional…
Descriptors: Social Emotional Learning, Interpersonal Competence, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Hetaraka, Maia; Meiklejohn-Whiu, Selena; Webber, Melinda; Jesson, Rebecca – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
Western literacy theories and models often reflect Eurocentric notions of literacy and literacy practices. In Aotearoa New Zealand, the prevalence of these conceptualisations is linked to issues of power and result in a narrow and inaccurate framing of Maori tamariki (children). In this article Tiritiria, a Maori philosophical view of knowledge,…
Descriptors: Western Civilization, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Cunningham, Emma; Jesson, Rebecca; Wendt Samu, Tanya – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
In this article, we focus on how Pacific family support places success of individuals within a wider narrative of intergenerational family stories, contributing to successful futures for the participating Pacific youth and their families. Guided by Pacific research principles, we used interviews with families and adolescents to explore the role of…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Parent Participation, Intergenerational Programs, Story Telling