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Robertson, Kerensa – Kairaranga, 2013
In an educational system based on equity, ensuring the achievement of Pasifika students in secondary education is seen as a key focus of the Government approach to education (Ministry of Education, 2013b) and a major step in addressing the social and economic inequities experienced by Pasifika peoples in New Zealand. While there has been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Literacy, Secondary School Students
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Porter-Samuels, Tute – Kairaranga, 2013
Pasifika learners, along with Maori, continue to experience high disparities in New Zealand's education system. Furthermore, it is predicted that over the next few decades, the majority of students in New Zealand primary schools will be Maori and Pasifika. The implications for classroom teachers are enormous. In reviewing a range of literature,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Culturally Relevant Education, Academic Achievement, Educational Improvement
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O'Fee, Claire – Kairaranga, 2012
Research shows that when parents and caregivers are involved in their child's education, children do better at school. Traditionally, the parent/teacher interview has been one way of facilitating such involvement. However, as students progress through the school system, parent and caregiver involvement in conventional parent/teacher interviews…
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Conferences, Caregivers, Parents, Foreign Countries
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Frengley-Vaipuna, Ingrid; Kupu-MacIntyre, Lesieli; Riley, Tracy – Kairaranga, 2011
This article outlines the use of Gagne's (2008) Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (DMGT) as applied to Tongan secondary school students in New Zealand. Two case studies of Tongan young women are shared with a particular emphasis on the influence of catalysts, the chance factor, and developmental processes upon the development of their…
Descriptors: Gifted, Talent, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students