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Furness, Jane; Rua, Mohi; Masters-Awatere, Bridgette; Piercy-Cameron, Gemma; Cochrane, Bill; Heaton, Sharyn – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2023
Globally, literacy can be conceived of in different ways. Two perspectives that have influenced adult literacy policy internationally are the economic functionalist and the sociocultural. In Aotearoa New Zealand, Maori educators have repeatedly advanced a matauranga Maori perspective of literacy. This perspective has parallels with the embodied,…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Pacific Islanders, Ethnic Groups
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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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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Good school leadership skills are critical to positive student learning outcomes; however, within Maori-medium programmes, leaders need additional skills pertaining to the Maori world and bilingual education best practices. Level 2 Maori medium programmes with 51-80% Maori language instruction offer a unique brand of bilingual education to the New…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Malayo Polynesian Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Olsen-Reeder, Vincent Ieni – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic sent New Zealand universities into crisis, and as a key crisis response measure, classes were mostly moved online. While navigating national public health settings, educators simultaneously had to innovate quickly: to keep our courses in operation, students learning, and quality pedagogy present. The author has been…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Foreign Countries
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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Maori medium education provides a range of options for families wishing to educate their children through the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand. Level 2 programmes with 51-80% Maori language instruction, can play an important role in supporting students and their Maori language development, yet little is known about these programmes.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
In New Zealand the recipe for creating bilingual and biliterate Maori-medium graduates is not well understood because, for the most part, schools are left to their own devices to experiment with Maori and English language components. It is therefore not clear whether graduates reach high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, and ultimately,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction, Bilingualism
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Lourie, Megan – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
This paper considers the provision of education opportunities for learners in the compulsory sector to develop their ability to communicate in te reo Maori. While policy suggests these opportunities exist, in practice, the situation is complex and the provision of these opportunities tends to be uneven. This is, in part, due to the challenges…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Ethnicity, Language Acquisition, Ethnic Groups
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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
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Hotere-Barnes, Alex – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2015
In Aotearoa-New Zealand there continue to be enduring challenges from Maori scholars and communities about the ethics of Pakeha educational researcher involvement in Maori communities. This paper critically discusses how understanding forms of Pakeha paralysis is an important component of creating sustainable and inclusive educational research…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Researchers, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Ethnic Groups