Early literacy: Quality teaching and learning in Pasifika early childhood education

Early literacy: Quality teaching and learning in P...
01 Jan 2007
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This is a report on a one-year action research project aimed at encouraging and strengthening children's Samoan language and literacy learning within an a'oga amata. 

It reports on:

  •  the beliefs teachers held about language acquisition and early literacy
  • the action research process
  • the changes that occured in the teachers' pedagogical practice

The main approaches to making pedagogical change to strengthen laguage and literacy learning were:

  • developing an environment saturated in the laguage and symbols of Samoan culture
  • analysing and adding to ways in which teachers interacted with children so that there was a greater capacity for teachers to respond to children's ideas and interests, and for children to express themselves in Samoan and English.

Purpose

The overarching research question that shaped the study was:
How can we encourage and strengthen children’s Samoan language and literacy learning within the a’oga amata?

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