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(Re)-Constructing Māori Children as Achieving Learners.
(University of Canterbury. School of Educational Studies and Human Development, 2007)
Since early European settlement of Aotearoa New Zealand Māori children have been constructed as deficient learners in the education system, and this construction continues to undermine their learning at school today ...
An investigation into the effectiveness of Smart Starts perceptual motor programme on children’s reading ability
(University of Canterbury. Educational Studies and Human Development, 2012)
Perceptual Motor Programmes are implemented in more than 300 junior schools around New Zealand (Cropp, 2008). When implemented, many teachers believe the programme improves learning including reading abilities, increases ...