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Maori Education

  1. 1. Maori Education<br />
  2. 2. History pre colonial <br /> Education – then<br /> Language<br />Waiata’s<br /> Meetings<br /> Underachievement – Problems<br /> Solutions<br />Kohanga Reo<br />Whakatauki<br />Marae<br />Wharewananga<br />Treaty<br />
  3. 3. History pre colonial<br /><ul><li>Maori were seen as uncivilized by missionaries
  4. 4. Had a well instituted tradition of knowledge, learning and teaching which was integral to their culture
  5. 5. Had their own educational system
  6. 6. No written language, was visual e.g. carvings
  7. 7. For example, they had a place to go (wharewananga) where the elders hand down knowledge and tradition orally OR through their waiata</li></li></ul><li>LANGUAGE<br />Kohanga reo centers established for preservation of maori language – starting from little ones<br />Permeates New Zealand society<br />Recognised as a language for all of society – Maori Language week<br />Maori language as a subject in schools<br />
  8. 8. DIVERSITY(PASIFIKA AND MAORI)<br />Need to understand cultural capital which pertains to these ethnic groups for effective teaching<br />SES<br />Low decile schools – pasifika and maori students mostly found in these schools<br />Need to assimilate to dominant culture<br />Underachievement – Solutions?Literacy a problem, Educationalists of pasifika and maori origins<br />Empathy<br />Government has made scholarships available<br />Hatti (2003) argues that evidence shows that the problem is teacher ineffectiveness.<br />Resource availability<br />

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