BES Case Study 30: Use a common educational purpose to engage school and family/Whānau/hapu

BES Case Study 30: Use a common educational purpos…
01 Jan 1970

The best evidence syntheses (BESs) bring together research evidence about ‘what works’ for diverse (all) learners in education. Recent BESs each include a number of cases that describe actual examples of professional practice and then analyse the findings. These cases support educators to grasp the big ideas behind effective practice at the same time as they provide vivid insight into their application.

This case describes how the tumuaki of a kura developed goals that were linked to philosophical and moral purposes valued by the community, and then strategically resourced the pursuit of those goals.

The tumuaki drew effectively on Whānaungatanga and connections with community, hapū, and iwi to locate resources that would support an initiative designed to develop biliteracy in the students. The resources came in the form of a researcher and members of the kura whānau itself.

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