Culturally responsive teaching of Māori in mainstream education
This thesis investigates how culturally responsive practice is currently being implemented within mainstream education in Dunedin. It looks at both the primary and early childhood education sectors. For the purpose of this thesis, mainstream education includes both English medium and bi-lingual education in New Zealand. All of the participants involved in the project work and reside within Dunedin. I set out to discover what elements of culturally responsive teaching are currently being implemented into everyday practice by interviewing four teachers and collecting information based on their stories. Their narratives detail what some of the challenges they experienced and contended with as culturally responsive practitioners. The thesis concludes with my analysis of these findings and offers some recommendations based on participant feedback that could assist teachers to implement the practice more readily.
Advisor: Rewi, Tangiwai
Degree Name: Master of Indigenous Studies
Degree Discipline: Te Tumu
Publisher: University of Otago
Keywords: Māori; Education; Māori education; culturally responsive teaching
Research Type: Thesis