Addressing diversity: Race, ethnicity, and culture in the classroom
Bishop, R. (2009). Addressing diversity: Race, ethnicity, and culture in the classroom. In S.R. Steinberg (Ed.), Diversity and Multiculturalism: A reader (pp. 110-121). New York, USA: Peter Lang Publishing.
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The widely accepted educational goals for Maori, established at the first Hui Taumata Matauranga held in 2001, are that Maori ought to be able to live as Maori, actively participate as citizens of the world, and enjoy both good health and high standards of living (Durie, 2001). Together with the government goals of equipping learners with twenty-first century skills and reducing systemic underachievement in education, these goals inform the new 2008-2012 Maoni Education Strategy, Ka Hikitia Managing for Success (Ministry of Education, 2007), which has as its main strategic outcome: Maori students enjoying education success as Maori. Within this frame, there are four student outcomes for Maori: learning to learn, making a distinctive cultural contribution, contributing to Te Ao Maori, and contributing to Aotearoa/New Zealand and the world.
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