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Methods for assisting Maori learners
How can specific strategies help Maori students achieve?
Level one students are achieving well in PE, but not Lit. and Num.
PE with Maths
Basketball - probability of free-throw for Maths,film study of Coach Carter for English
PE with English
Commonwealth Games unit - organise the games for Year 10 students
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Hawera, Taylor, Herewini
How do Maori students perceive the role of the teacher?
Very little input required. Teacher will show the student and help if they do not understand
Heavy reliance on the teacher
Encounter problem. Teacher shows them a strategy.
Students must at times take responsibility for their own learning
Barnes, Hutchings, Taupo, Wright
Why is it necessary to involve whanau in Maori students’ education?
Maori students can feel isolated in their schools if their culture is not acknowledged.
Whanau is intergral to Maori society
Principles of Tataiako
This can lead to alenation and a lack of engagement
Glynn, Cowie, Otrel-Cass, Macfarlane
It is a necessity to address Maori students' cultures within the curriculum
Teacher A - investigating life in rock pools
Students encouraged to use mediums such as the internet and their whanau to find information
Teacher B - Investigation iwi and their stories about landforms in Whakatane
Encouraged to ask questions. Seek information elsewhere if the teacher could not provide it.