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Pacific Voices: Perspectives of Barriers, Effective Support and Approaches to Raising Pacific Student Achievement within Secondary Schools across New Zealand

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dc.rights.license Creative Commons GNU GPL en_NZ
dc.rights.license Allow commercial use en_NZ
dc.contributor.advisor Chu, Cherie Maria
dc.contributor.author Cowie, Lanna
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-07T03:39:28Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T18:28:31Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-07T03:39:28Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T18:28:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29828
dc.description.abstract The impetus of this study was to provide a platform to voice the perspectives of eleven Pacific individuals who had experienced the process of secondary schooling through National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). It considered their perceptions of barriers, effective support and approaches they perceived to assist toward raising the achievement of Pacific secondary school students in New Zealand. This qualitative study was underpinned by Grounded Theory as the theoretical framework and a Pacific data collection method - Talanoa was utilised to help inform this study. One-on-one talanoa discussions were implemented as a technique that explored participant perspectives in culturally appropriate manner. Furthermore, a Thematic Analysis was employed to analyse the data. The eleven Pacific participants were selected on the basis of a Snowball Sampling technique. The main findings of this study have reflected that the majority of identified barriers that hindered Pacific individuals’ throughout NCEA were socio cultural in nature. And their perceptions of potential effective support and approaches were also identified as socio cultural. The overall findings have reinforced the historical and recent barriers that Pacific secondary school students have faced and still face as recognised throughout the literature. Additionally, this thesis provides a deeper insight as to how Pacific secondary school students could be better supported through the process of NCEA. en_NZ
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dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.rights Access is restricted to staff and students only. For information please contact the Library. en_NZ
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/nz/
dc.subject Pacific en_NZ
dc.subject Education en_NZ
dc.subject NCEA en_NZ
dc.subject Achievement en_NZ
dc.subject National Certificate of Educational Achievement en_NZ
dc.title Pacific Voices: Perspectives of Barriers, Effective Support and Approaches to Raising Pacific Student Achievement within Secondary Schools across New Zealand en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Education en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Te Kura Māori mi
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 130106 Secondary Education en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 130311 Pacific Peoples Education en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 939906 Pacific Peoples Education en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Education en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Education en_NZ

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