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The LEAP resource aims to bring together all the factors that can support bilingual Pasifika students’ learning, especially those that relate to students’ Pasifika languages and English. It suggests ways in which teachers can explore, in practical ways, language teaching and learning principles that can help them work more effectively with bilingual Pasifika students.
The LEAP resource aims to bring together all the factors that research has shown can support bilingual Pasifika students’ learning, especially those that relate to students’ Pasifika languages and English. The resource:
By using the LEAP resource, teachers can:
The Pasifika Education Plan 2013–2017 (PEP) is aimed at raising Pasifika learners’ participation, engagement, and achievement from early learning through to tertiary education. A key goal for Government is to create the conditions for strong, vibrant, and successful Pasifika communities – communities that can help build a more productive and competitive economy for all New Zealanders. The PEP’s vision is to see "Five out of five Pasifika learners participating, engaging and achieving in education, secure in their identities, languages, and cultures and contributing fully to Aotearoa New Zealand’s social, cultural and economic wellbeing". The LEAP resource draws strongly on the aspirations of the PEP, promoting the speaking of Pasifika languages in all school settings.
The resource is presented in five main sections:
Within each of the five sections, there is information, examples, and suggested learning material. Throughout the resource are areas that encourage you to explore your own practice with the bilingual Pasifika students in your classroom and school.
The LEAP resource complements such key Ministry of Education teacher resources as Quality Teaching for Diverse Students in Schooling: Best Evidence Synthesis; the English Language Learning Framework; Working with English Language Learners: A Handbook for Schools; Effective Literacy Practice in Years 1 to 4; Effective Literacy Practice in Years 5 to 8; and Effective Literacy Strategies in Years 9 to 13: A Guide for Teachers. These documents include key guidance for teachers on the pedagogy of effective language teaching. LEAP is also supplemented by an extensive literature review done in 2005 by Franken, May, and McComish: