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dc.contributor.authorNanai, Jen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPonton, Ven_NZ
dc.contributor.authorHaxell, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorRasheed, Alien_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-18T04:17:35Z
dc.date.available2019-09-18T04:17:35Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationSociology Study, June 2017, Vol. 7, No. 6, 293-314
dc.identifier.issn2159-5526en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn2159-5534en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12831
dc.description.abstractTraditionally, education environments are Eurocentric. They have reinforced “pedagogy of the oppressed” where Western knowledge is reflected in the university curriculum and ways of learning and teaching. Factors influencing success in learning remain an area of strong interest particularly in regard to non-traditional students in learning and teaching settings. This study explores the strategies undertaken by first, second, and third generation Pacific/Pasifika students to overcome challenges whilst studying and utilizing services provided by staff in the Pasifika Learning Village at the Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand. The study adopted a mixed method approach that was adapted by integrating a Pasifika method of talanoa to understand their experiences so that their voices and stories on how they made it through a tertiary environment are heard and valued. Through Pacific/Pasifika lens, a cultural analysis of Pacific/Pasifika students’ knowledge, values, and beliefs highlighted that supplementary cultural spaces, Pacific/Pasifika staff support, and valuing and acknowledging the social space relationships are imperative factors empowering them to succeed in a New Zealand tertiary setting. This paper argues that cultural pedagogies integrated into mainstream revealed successes that warrant recognition as they have demonstrated that traditional models within contemporary settings empower and enhance Pacific/Pasifika students’ success.
dc.publisherDavid Publishing
dc.relation.urihttp://www.davidpublisher.org/index.php/Home/Article/index?id=34589.htmlen_NZ
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
dc.subjectCultural lens; Learning village; Pacific/Pasifika; Talanoa; Tertiary education
dc.titleThrough Pacific/Pasifika Lens to Understand Students Experiences to Promote Success Within New Zealand Tertiary Environmenten_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.17265/2159-5526/2017.06.001en_NZ
aut.relation.endpage314
aut.relation.issue6en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage293
aut.relation.volume7en_NZ
pubs.elements-id321030
aut.relation.journalSociology Studyen_NZ


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