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Akaoraora ia te peu a to ui tupuna: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Cook Islands Secondary School Physical Education

Aue Te Ava, Rubie-Davies, Christine, Ovens, Arini and Ovens, Alan (2013). Akaoraora ia te peu a to ui tupuna: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Cook Islands Secondary School Physical Education. Australian Journal of Indigenous Education,42(1):32-43.

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Title Akaoraora ia te peu a to ui tupuna: Culturally Responsive Pedagogy for Cook Islands Secondary School Physical Education
Author Aue Te Ava
Rubie-Davies, Christine
Ovens, Arini
Ovens, Alan
Journal Name Australian Journal of Indigenous Education
Publication Date 2013
Volume Number 42
Issue Number 1
Start Page 32
End Page 43
Total Pages 12
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Cambridge University Press (prev published by University of Queensland: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit)
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
Abstract This research examines outcomes from introducing cultural values into Cook Islands secondary schools during two cycles of action research comprising planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The cultural values upon which the physical education lessons were based were: tāueue (participation), angaanga kapiti (cooperation), akatano (discipline), angaanga taokotai (community involvement), te reo Maori Kuki Airani (Cook Islands Maori language), and auora (physical and spiritual wellbeing). The cultural values were believed to be an essential element of teaching physical education but one challenge was how to assist teachers to implement the cultural values into classroom teaching as most participant teachers were not Cook Islanders. Findings from this action research project suggest that while participant teachers and community cultural experts may agree to incorporate cultural values in teaching Cook Islands secondary school students, teachers nonetheless find difficulties in implementing this objective.
Keywords Cook Island education
Secondary teaching
Culturally responsive pedagogy
Physical education
Action reserach
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jie.2013.12   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
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