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Family knowledge and practices useful in Tongan boys' education

Fa'avae, David (2017) Family knowledge and practices useful in Tongan boys' education. Set, 2 . pp. 49-56. ISSN 0110-6376

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Pasifika students’ cultural knowledge and practices have long had low value in New Zealand schools. It has been argued that culturally responsive teaching practice is a priority for improving the achievement of Pasifika students. Teachers who are culturally responsive in their practice know how to capitalise on the key learnings of Pasifika students that are linked to their cultural values and beliefs. This article seeks to share some cultural knowledge and practices valued by Tongan kāinga (extended families), which may help teachers think about how Tongan males operationalise learning in New Zealand schools.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Institute of Education
Depositing User: David Fa`avae
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 23:48
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 23:48

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