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ERIC Number: EJ1409832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2023
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1174-2208
EISSN: EISSN-2382-0349
Factors of Engagement: Secondary Pasifika Student Learning
Micaela Fistonich
Teachers and Curriculum, v23 n1 p35-44 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 facilitate higher levels of engagement in Pasifika students. For this paper, 20 studies that were carried out in Aotearoa secondary schools with Pasifika students were collected. These studies were then analysed to understand what factors increased their engagement in secondary school. The findings suggest that student-teacher relationships, teachers' perceptions of Pasifika students, and effective implementation of culturally responsive pedagogies have the greatest impact on Pasifika student engagement in their secondary school career.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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