Mums and teachers have mismatched views on Pacific kids' school performance
Do Pacific parents, children, and their teachers share similar views on academic performance in New Zealand? Kiwi researchers surveyed 1000 Pacific kids and their mums in Auckland, and reviewed more than 500 teacher evaluations of the 6-year-olds. Their findings suggest that kids and mums tend to rate the child's performance higher than the teachers, but the authors say that culturally appropriate strategies could help make sure that Pacific children aren’t left behind in class.
Journal/conference: PLOS One
Link to research (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240901
Organisation/s: University of Canterbury, AUT University
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