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Culturally responsive teaching

http://maori-ed.tki.org.nz/what-works-for-maori-learners-and-why/culturally-responsive-teaching/

For teaching to be effective, it is important to know which aspects of practice have a positive impact on learning and achievement. Educational researchers aim to identify the components of effective practice so that educators can stop doing some things and refocus their efforts on pedagogies that are proven to accelerate learning and achievement.

This kete puts the spotlight on the research into culturally responsive teaching that makes a difference for learners.

Evidence from research

New Zealand educators have free access to the Best Evidence Synthesis programme, in which leading researchers bring together the studies and identify practices that make an impact on groups of culturally diverse learners.

This gallery presents research focused on relationships with learners and culturally responsive teaching.

Contributions and resources

Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 (image)
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Ka Hikitia: A Demonstration Report:
Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 2010–2012

This report analyses the impact of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5 on Māori student achievement and explores the design and implementation features that enabled such accelerated improvement. 

It has implications for policy makers, teachers, middle and senior leaders, principals, providers of professional learning, communities, Boards of Trustees, Ministry of Education staff, and other government agencies.

Source: Education Counts

Te Kotahitanga Phase 5
Teacher PLD – BES (image)
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Teacher Professional Learning and Development: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration

The Teacher Professional Learning and Development BES illuminates the kinds of professional learning for teachers that strengthens valued outcomes for diverse learners.

Source: Education Counts

Teacher PLD – BES

Resources and downloads

Ka Hikitia: A Demonstration Report: Effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga Phase 5

This important research proved the effectiveness of the Te Kotahitanga PLD intervention and contributed to the government’s strategy, Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017.

Teacher Professional Learning and Development: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration

This BES report includes reflection on the important finding that improved student outcomes are often linked to the way teachers think about their students.

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Challenging assumptions

The videos and papers in this gallery feature prominent New Zealand researchers. They discuss the importance of understanding what teachers do in classrooms and what works best.

Contributions and resources

Think differently

Best practice comes not from handing resources to people, it comes from teachers thinking differently about teaching and learning, having professional conversations about their practice, and carefully interpreting what they do.

Professor John Hattie ;
Think differently
The importance of trust (video)
Evidence-based Leadership

In this video, Professor John Hattie outlines the influences on student achievement and identifies the essential need for teachers to develop trusting relationships with students.

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Source: Ministry of Education – Educational Leaders

The importance of trust
Focus on Māori students (video)
Focus on Māori students

In this video, Professor Russell Bishop explains that when teachers use the Te Kotahitanga Effective Teaching Profile (ETP), all students benefit.

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Source: Ministry of Education – Te Kotahitanga

Focus on Māori students
Teachers make a difference

Teachers Make a Difference: What is the research evidence?

This very engaging paper was delivered at the Australian Council for Educational Research Annual Conference in 2003. It discusses the research evidence showing that “it is what teachers know, do, and care about which is very powerful in the learning equation”.

Source: Ministry of Education – Educational Leaders

Teachers make a difference

Resources and downloads

Evidence-based leadership

In this video, Professor John Hattie outlines the influences on student achievement and identifies the essential need for teachers to develop trusting relationships with students.

Teachers make a difference: What is the research evidence?

Professor John Hattie (2003)
This “must read” paper for New Zealand teachers uses research evidence to show what teachers do and what actually works. Hattie identifies three dimensions of expert teachers’ behaviours that research show are especially important.

The cultural myths and realities of teaching and learning

Graham Nuthall (2001 Jean Herbison Lecture)
In this paper, respected educator Graham Nuthall describes some of the ground-breaking research he led that changed assumptions about teaching and learning.

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