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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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Lemon, Ruth – Teachers and Curriculum, 2017
This opinion piece aims to grow awareness of a range of technological initiatives that are supporting Maori language regeneration. These initiatives have been chosen because they have communities of users. This piece could be useful to educators who want to learn about the options that are available in this area, or students of Maori language for…
Descriptors: Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Video Games
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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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Hunt, Anne-Marie – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
How can tertiary education in regions respond innovatively and collaboratively to issues regarding teacher supply and quality, especially in regions of teacher shortages? This research report focuses on one response. The Rotorua regional primary teaching flexible learning option was established by the Christchurch College of Education (CCE) in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Teacher Shortage
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Hawera, Ngawera; Taylor, Merilyn – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
In 2010 twenty-three Maori medium schools were given the opportunity for professional development with the Draft Nga Whanaketanga Rumake Maori: Pangarau (NWRM) (National Standards Maori Medium: Mathematics. The study provided a unique opportunity to listen to teachers' views about their professional development as they sought to implement national…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Mathematical Concepts
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Gibbs, Colin – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
"The New Zealand Curriculum: Draft for Consultation" (Ministry of Education, 2006) aims to first "set the direction for learning for all students while at school and will ensure that when they leave, they are equipped for lifelong learning and for living in a world where continual change is the norm" (p. 7), and second, to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, School Based Management
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Cooper, Irene; Aikin, Sandra – Teachers and Curriculum, 2006
The recently released New Zealand Curriculum Draft for Consultation (Ministry of Education 2006a) sets out the Government's expectations of what school students should be able to achieve by the time they leave school. The writers explore the vision and intentions of the New Zealand Curriculum Draft, to prepare students for the future, within the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Elementary 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