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Micaela Fistonich – Teachers and Curriculum, 2023
Education within Aotearoa has not effectively engaged Pasifika students (Ministry of Education, 2023a), and has led to Pasifika students being less likely to continue to tertiary level education (Ministry of Education, 2023b). This review focuses on the published literature about factors that improve the conditions of schooling in Aotearoa to…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Learner Engagement, Secondary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship
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McQueen, Robyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia work is ongoing to upskill teachers in culturally responsive practice as a way of addressing inequalities for Maori and Aboriginal students (Macfarlane, 2004; Morrison et al., 2019). Through supplementary materials to the New Zealand Curriculum, such as Tataiako and The Hikairo Schema (New Zealand Ministry of…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Elementary School Students, Music Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Dunn, Sarah; Locke, Millie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
This article draws on a master's study into programme decisions and processes of a Pakeha primary music teacher who sought to include matauranga Maori (Maori knowledge), tikanga Maori (Maori practices) and te ao Maori (a Maori way of seeing the world) in their teaching practice. The study investigated how children are enabled to experience…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Indigenous Knowledge, Ethnic Groups
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Gain, Priya; McDonald, Christian; Sarich, Wiremu; Kahukiwa, Kelly – Teachers and Curriculum, 2022
In this paper we consider how recent taonga puoro noho marae wananga, in the Far North district of Aotearoa New Zealand, have much to offer the growth and development of bicultural relational engagement in arts education. The nga toi Maori authors highlight their aspirations, as leaders of recent hui wananga initiatives in Te Hiku o Te Ika (the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Art Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Indigenous Knowledge
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Sharma, Sashi; Sharma, Shweta; Doyle, Phil; Marcelo, Louis; Kumar, Daniel – Teachers and Curriculum, 2021
Learning about probability can pose difficulties for students at all levels. Performing probability experiments using games can encourage students to develop understandings of probability grounded in real events. In this reflective paper, we explore the thinking of a group of students and teachers as they reasoned about experimental and…
Descriptors: Statistics Education, Probability, Educational Games, Learning Activities
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Kelly-Ware, Janette – Teachers and Curriculum, 2019
Teaching is a highly complex and political endeavour, and as teachers, we need to be courageous as we support children to make sense of the increasingly complex and diverse societies that we live in. My doctoral research highlighted a number of issues related to teachers and curriculum. Te Whariki, the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, Foreign Countries, Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching
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Lemon, Katrina; Edwards, Frances – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Teaching can be viewed as a cultural practice in which teaching is embedded in the culture of the teacher and informed by the culture of the students (Bell, 2011). In this paper, a narrative is presented detailing an authentic example of teaching in New Zealand in which culture is prioritised. It describes the challenges faced by a young female…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Secondary School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Allen, Piata – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
Maori-medium pangarau classrooms occupy a unique space within the mathematics education landscape. The language of instruction is an endangered minority language and many teachers and learners in Maori-medium pangarau classrooms are second language (L2) learners of te reo Maori. Mobile technology could be used in Maori-medium pangarau classrooms…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Hogg, Linda – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In New Zealand teacher practice is expected to be inclusive and supportive of all learners (Ministry of Education, 2007). However, diverse evidence highlights inequitable school experiences for Maori and Pasifika students. This study explored the application of funds of knowledge (FoK) theory within a New Zealand high school, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, High School Students, Ethnic Groups
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Bowes, Margot; Ovens, Alan – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
In this paper we suggest that official curriculum statements provide a relatively modest influence on the emergence of Health and Physical Education (HPE) in school settings and that not enough attention is paid to the other factors that influence curriculum practice in schools. We argue that while the perspectives of teachers may reflect the…
Descriptors: Health Education, Physical Education, National Curriculum, Secondary School Curriculum
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Hawera, Ngarewa; Taylor, Merilyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
Carrying out mathematics investigations in primary classrooms has become an expectation in New Zealand classrooms especially since the introduction of Mathematics in the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 1992). This has meant increased emphasis on investigations as a way of learning mathematics. This research reports on the impact of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum