kotahitanga


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kotahitanga

(kɒtɑːhiːtɑːəŋə)
n
1. NZ unity or solidarity
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) (in New Zealand) a Māori political movement which advocates national unity
[Māori]
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The experience had also been one of kotahitanga (solidarity) and whanaungatanga (kinship), with several TR members and associates turning up to tautoko the nurses giving evidence to the tribunal.
"Access will not change," says Hemi Sundgren, CEO of the Te Kotahitanga o Te Atiawa Trust, an organisation established to manage and administer land settlement issues for the Maori community.
To empower the confident and competent Maori child, we as teachers work differently with communities, seeing the child holistically as having genealogical links to significant ancestors, turangawaewae and taonga--hold view of peoples, places and things that value kotahitanga. Multi-faceted light offers passion and pride as we are excited by the possibilities of teaching and learning together.
As an example, Maori values such whanaungatanga (relationships) has been cited as the 'the basic cement that holds things Maori together' (Ritchie, 1992, p67), however, a broad range of values are encapsulated within whanaugatanga, including: whakapapa (genealogy), manaakitanga (hospitality), wairuatanga (spirituality), rangatiratanga (status) and kotahitanga (unity).
A study by Bishop and colleagues (2007) on a professional development intervention program (Te Kotahitanga) demonstrates the impact of a pedagogical change on teacher-student relationships.
Miranda Johnson's chapter on the 'loyalty' of the Kotahitanga parliaments (1892-1902) continues the theme of Maori appropriation of 'Queen Victoria".
Every trainee teacher must study Bishop's 'Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations,' which informs both the Te Kotahitanga Effective Teaching Profile and the Tataiako Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Maori Learners document.