Studying – not my future; not

Education a trend existing in the 21st century, a trend that delivered no voice – phenomenon of the past. Education was an era of importance; between the hammer and the anvil, it was the way life continued to be. Personally, education was a denoting equivalence of the society; a meaningless purpose. Reflecting to my kainga,…

Teachers with deficit views is affecting Pasifika Education. Culturally sensitive teachers are important

Culturally sensitive teachers in the educational context are highly integral to the performance of young children and students, most importantly Pasifika students. From my experience as a Pasifika student, I feel that discussion about culturally sensitive teachers and those who have ‘deficit’ or stereotypical views of Pasifika students have not been prominent in the academic…