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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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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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Williams, Ngaroma; Fletcher, Jo; Ma, Ting – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
Te Whariki, the first bicultural early childhood education curriculum in Aotearoa New Zealand, gained national and international attention. While there was widespread acceptance of its bicultural intent, Te Whariki was not well understood and implemented as a bicultural curriculum. Early childhood education teachers lacked confidence and struggled…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Early Childhood Education, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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Surtees, Nicola; Taleni, Leali'ie'e Tufulasi; Ismail, Raesha; Rarere-Briggs, Benita; Stark, Robyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Transforming practices in initial teacher education and school and early childhood education contexts to support the success of Pasifika students and children can be challenging. Palagi educators, in particular, may find their practices are constrained by bureaucratic systems, processes and professional norms in ways that limit thinking about and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Culturally Relevant Education
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Goodman, K. A. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2021
Social and emotional learning (SEL) to support students' wellbeing is even more critical within schools dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. This article establishes why New Zealand primary schools need strategies to support the emotional wellbeing of students and why a prescriptive approach is not appropriate for the bicultural and multicultural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Schools, Social Emotional Learning, Well Being
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Hoskins, Te Kawehau; Jones, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
Te Kawehau Hoskins (Ngati Hau) is an associate professor in Te Puna Wananga--School of Maori and Indigenous Education, and Associate Dean Maori for the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland. Alison Jones (Pakeha) is a professor in Te Puna Wananga. In this talk, Te Kawehau and Alison Jones discuss their entangled…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Critical Theory
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Ruth, Damian – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2020
This article contrasts specific aspects of indigenous world views and wisdom on the one hand with specific themes in capitalism, colonisation, corporate interests, technology and education, on the other and argues that there is a fundamental clash of values between them. There is no assumption of a homogenous indigenous wisdom and no claim is made…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Social Systems, World Views, Technology Uses in Education
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Forrest, R. H.; Lander, P. J.; Wawatai-Aldrich, N.; Pearson, M. N. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
Patu™ Aotearoa (Patu™) is a social enterprise that is dedicated to the holistic health and wellbeing of local communities. Developed in consultation with the Patu™ whanau, the Meke Meter is an indigenous, image-based, holistic self-reflection tool that has minimal text, designed to capture an individual's perception of their wellbeing. This pilot…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Public Health, Well Being
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Maged, Shireen; Rosales-Anderson, Norma; Manuel, Warren – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
This study explored teaching and learning relationships that positively impacted on student learning and engagement, with a particular focus on the nature and impact of wairuatanga (spirituality) on the teaching and learning process. Located within a Wananga (a Maori indigenous tertiary education organization) context, researchers used a…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Religious Factors, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations
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Hunter, Jodie; Hunter, Roberta; Bills, Trevor; Cheung, Ingrid; Hannant, Barbara; Kritesh, Kevin; Lachaiya, Rakesh – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
Many Pasifika students start their schooling fluent in their own language and with a rich background of knowledge and experiences. However, very quickly they join high numbers of Pasifika students failing within the education system. The reasons are diverse but many link directly to the structural inequities they encounter which cause a disconnect…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Values, Indigenous Populations
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Macfarlane, Angus Hikairo – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
The growing recognition of Maori education approaches and ways of knowing can be seen both as a response to the erosion and loss of traditional knowledge philosophies through the processes of colonialism and internationalism, and as a means of reclaiming and revaluing Maori language, identity and culture. Improving the educational success of Maori…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups, Educational History
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Tocker, Kimai – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
Kura kaupapa Maori provide a unique primary school education system that immerses children in Maori language and culture. Interviews with founding members from the first Auckland kura give a critical sense of the aspirations that guided them in their struggle to set up the kura kaupapa Maori initiative. The desire to provide suitable schooling for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Malayo Polynesian Languages