Browsing by Subject "Tongan"

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  • The cultural classroom: The faikava as an epistemological site for teaching and learning

    Fehoko, Edmond S. (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    My Masters research explored the experiences and perceptions of New Zealand-born Tongan males who participate in the faikava (kava-drinking). The faikava is a well-known ceremonial cultural practice that in recent times ...
  • Faikava Navigation: Space for critical discussions about identity in diaspora

    Hernandez, Daniel (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    This presentation explores a broad sense of diaspora drawing from both Mayan and Tongan concepts of time and space to explore these experiences. Additionally, Lucky Dube's song, The Other Side, is used as a framework for ...
  • Implementing critical literacy in a Tongan bilingual classroom

    Vea, Peseti Tupou'ila (University of Waikato, 2010)
    This report describes a research study which trialled a unit of work designed for senior high school levels in a Tongan bilingual classroom. The main purpose of the study was to investigate the appropriateness and possible ...
  • Motivations for contemporary Tongan migration

    Cowling, Wendy E. (University of Hawai’i Press, 2002)
    Migration can be seen as a process in which large numbers of individuals and families begin to write a new history for themselves. The initial act of leaving one's parents, family, neighbourhood, society and culture, and ...
  • The re-integration of Tongan postgraduate scholars after study abroad

    Langi, Nautalus Tuituiovai Kaho (University of Waikato, 2014)
    Scholars returning to Tonga after their study go through re-integration. Limited investigation has documented their experiences and the impacts of their new knowledge and skills, both in the workplace and the community. ...
  • Tongan men talk when the language (talanoa) and context (faikava) are Tongan

    Vaka, Sione (The University of Waikato, 2017)
    In Tongan society, Tongan males have the authority, while Tongan females hold the senior ranks in society. Other roles and responsibilities, including father, leader, provider, protector, negotiator, communicator, mentor ...