26 Oct 2018

Importance of culturally proficient teachers

From Nine To Noon, 9:36 am on 26 October 2018

How important is it to pronounce a student's name properly?

Dr Punita Rice is an education researcher and academic adviser with John Hopkins University in the US. She has very firm views on teachers being culturally proficient in increasingly diverse schools.

She talks to Kathryn Ryan

Clendon Park School in Manurewa has experienced rapid growth over the past four years, gaining 150 new pupils in the last two years alone.

Photo: RNZ / Anusha Bradley