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Culture Counts: Changing Power Relations in Education

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The model for addressing cultural diversity presented in this book is based on an indigenous Kaupapa Maori response to the dominant discourse within New Zealand. It promotes self-determination as guaranteed in the Treaty of Waitangi as a metaphor for power sharing and has as its goal the advancement of educational outcomes and life opportunities for Maori children and those from other cultures. In this model the classroom is a place where young people's cultures are incorporated and enhanced, and where the ...

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Overview

The model for addressing cultural diversity presented in this book is based on an indigenous Kaupapa Maori response to the dominant discourse within New Zealand. It promotes self-determination as guaranteed in the Treaty of Waitangi as a metaphor for power sharing and has as its goal the advancement of educational outcomes and life opportunities for Maori children and those from other cultures. In this model the classroom is a place where young people's cultures are incorporated and enhanced, and where the teacher interacts with students in such a way that new knowledge is co-created and not seen as something that the teacher alone possesses. This analysis will resonate with educators who are attempting to develop culturally relevant pedagogies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781842773376
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • Publication date: 10/10/2003
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Russell Bishop is Chair Professor for Maori Education and Ted Glynn is Chair Professor in Teacher Education, both at University of Waikato, New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

Preface 7
Ch. 1 The Development of the Pattern of Dominance and Subordination 11
Ch. 2 Kaupapa Maori: Maori Educational Initiatives 61
Ch. 3 Addressing Power and Control Issues in Educational Research 101
Ch. 4 Creating and Addressing Unequal Power Relationships in Classrooms 131
Ch. 5 Power-Sharing Relationships Within Classrooms 165
References 203
Glossary of Maori Words 213
Index 217
The Authors 225
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