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Smith, Kevin; 'Otunuku, Mo'ale – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
In this article, we discuss "heliaki," the use of metaphoric language in Tonga (Kaeppler, 2007), and its relationship to literacy. Viewing "heliaki" through the lens of critical literacy (Freire & Macedo, 2005), we argue that performances of "heliaki" not only represent an indigenous approach to reading and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Indigenous Knowledge