Maori Pedagogies, the Role of the Individual and Language Development

Year: 1992

Author: Hohepa, M., McNaughton, S., Jenkins, K.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Recent theorising about classroom language has stressed sociocultural and pedagogical principles. Te Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Maori are indigenous educational initiatives for the revitalization of Maori language and culture. This paper examines language development within Te Kohanga Reo settings. Of concern will be the roles of the individual and group learning needs within cultural frameworks that stress group identification.