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ERIC Number: EJ1374101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2022
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1173-6135
EISSN: EISSN-2382-0373
Alofa Fai Tamamanu, Giving Yourself Wholeheartedly: Education That Matters to Tokelau People in Aotearoa NZ
Kupa, Lealofi
Waikato Journal of Education, v27 n3 p29-35 2022
As an Aotearoa New Zealand (Aotearoa NZ) realm nation, Tokelau people are part of the diverse Pasifika fabric that represents Pacific immigrants in this settler-colonial nation. Despite Tokelau's contentious geo-political history and climate vulnerability in Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, this paper briefly provides some of my inspirations and motivations as a Tokelau educator and researcher located in Porirua, Wellington. The talatalanoa descriptions I share are linked to what it means to "Alofa fai tamamanu", giving one's self wholeheartedly in the education of Tokelau communities.
Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research. Division of Education, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Tel: +64-7-858-5171; Fax: +64-7-838-4712; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A