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School of Teacher Education
+64 3 3691461
For almost 20 years, Rachel Maitland (Ngāi Tahu) was a teacher and head of department in alternative education (AE), and a teacher and assistant principal in a decile one, state school delivering education to young people in state care. Rachel was based at a campus located within a Youth Justice facility. Her research focuses on educational opportunity and access for at-risk learners. The areas of practice and fields of research that interest her include: • Culturally responsive teaching practices • Restorative practices • Trauma informed teaching practices • The education of children in care, youth at risk, and youth offenders • Behaviour support • Neurodivergent learners