Edward T. Hall's Cultural Iceberg
In 1976 Edward T. Hall theorized that culture was like an iceberg in that there were two parts: internal and external. External culture is the outward behavi...
This model teaches us is that we cannot judge a new culture based only on what we see when we first enter it. We must take the time to get to know individuals from that culture and interact with them. Only by doing so can we uncover the values and beliefs that underlie the behavior of that society.
The teaching as inquiry cycle for teachers of Te Reo Māori. Key things for teachers to ask: How can I teach my next Te Reo lesson? How can I maintain a communicative approach? How can I incorporate Tikanga into my teaching? How can I involve whanau?
My reflections for this domain have been summarised in this think chart. I have applied this to my practice and highlighted what I perceive to be the 'Key characteristics of a culturally responsive RTLB' - What it looks like, sounds like and feels like in our practice.
Tena koutou, Tena koutou, Tena koutou katoa Ko Rangitoto te maunga. Ko Weiti te awa. Ko (Windsor Castle) te waka. Ko Jane toku ingoa. Ko Janette toku Mama. Ko Les toku Papa. Ko Trevor toku hoa rangatira. Ko Zac taku tama My son is Zac Nõ reira Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa.
This is a plan I was not familiar with. It is the National Pasifika Disability Plan that sets out the govt's priority focus areas for Pacific disability in the next three years. The report looks at improving the training and career path for Pacific disability workers, ensuring support services meet the needs of Pacific disabled people and their families and increasing the number of services delivered locally in the community. It builds on from the disability plan of 2010.
This article helped me understand S.Education from the perspectives of Pasifika families, and what strategies are needed to increase engagement and satisfaction with SE services provided by the Ministry. The research outlined the problems as well as identifying solutions to issues raised and the strengths of current services that could be built on. The approach was qualitative as it involved interviews with key professionals and Pasifika families of children with SE needs.