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  1. Huhana Forsyth, Āta: A Theoretical Base for Best Practice in Teaching.
    As a postgraduate student, my interest has been in teaching theory and especially holistic based relational teaching practices. As an educator, I am constantly striving to improve my practice and become the best teacher I can for my students. These factors, combined with my strong desire to bring about change in the education system that will value knowledge and beliefs outside the paradigm of the dominant pedagogy, have led to this research. The philosophy of Āta is firmly posited within Mātauranga (...)
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  2. Laumuaotumua Tunufa'I., E Agatonu a Manu'a o Fesili: Investigating the Attitudes of an Auckland Samoan Population Toward the New Zealand Criminal Justice System.
    The purpose of this study was to investigate the attitudes of Samoans to the New Zealand criminal justice system. This also involved exploring Samoan people’s process of knowledge production and how this shapes their reactions to crime. The researcher’s interest in this topic emanated from working as an interpreter in the New Zealand criminal courts and the recognition that Pacific peoples, of whom Samoan people comprise 49.3% (131,103), are over-represented in violent crime rather than total crime (Families Commission, 2009, pp. (...)
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  3. Brent Graeme Harris, Figuring Diachrony: Ethics Before the Voice.
    This PhD project engages the fields of contemporary art, performance studies and performance philosophy. It explores participation and the relation of ethics to politics, through performance art works in public places. The research developed through a series of performances by the researcher, the researcher’s participation in performances of others, and in the writing of this exegesis. The project engages a reference field occurring among selected texts of the ‘ethics as first philosophy’ of contemporary philosopher Emmanuel Levinas, selected texts of Jacques (...)
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  4. Ming-Hua Huang, Crossing the Borders of Play and Learning: Ethnic Asian-Chinese Perspectives on the Value and Purpose of a Play-Based Early Childhood Curriculum.
    “Learning through play” is an important component of Western early childhood education, and plays a key role in the play-based curriculum in New Zealand (Ministry of Education, 1996; White, O’Malley, Toso, Rockel, Stover, & Ellis, 2007). However, this concept is challenged in New Zealand by Ethnic Asian-Chinese (EAC) immigrant families, who question the educational value of play for young children (Guo, 2006; Li, 2001a; Liao, 2007; Wu, 2003, 2009). For the early childhood education sector in New Zealand, this tension is (...)
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