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dc.contributor.advisorStewart, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorKrzyzosiak, Jacek Stanislaw
dc.date.accessioned2019-10-28T11:57:33Z
dc.date.available2019-10-28T11:57:33Z
dc.date.copyright2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/12941
dc.description.abstractMāori underachievement is a major and persistent leadership challenge affecting everyone in the New Zealand education system. Historical achievement statistics clearly show that over 30 years of culturally responsive policies have not realized their aim of equalising national educational outcomes for Māori. This dissertation investigates the extent to which culturally responsive policies can improve Māori educational outcomes. Arguably, Māori educational inequality is proving to be resistant to policy interventions because the major causes of it are structural in the socio-economic sense. The thrust of current policy holds individual schools and teachers responsible for ensuring that Māori students succeed. This success is meant to be attained by applying culturally responsive practice. This dissertation investigates the logic behind this policy, drawing on two research approaches, namely, critical literature review and narrative research. The main cause of Māori educational disparity is socioeconomic inequity resulting from a history of deliberate policies to relegate Māori into relative poverty and maintain relative Pākehā privilege. Yet these histories are rarely recognized in everyday discourse about Māori education. What is recognized is that there are no quick fixes to Māori educational inequity. If socioeconomic inequality was fully acknowledged as a major cause of educational underachievement, then a logical step to take would be to make efforts to reduce inequality. Such logic would controvert the ideological basis of neoliberalism, and there are some signs in New Zealand politics of a shift away from neoliberalism. Long term improvements to Māori educational achievement will need to come from a shift in thinking away from resolution or settlement, towards a mind frame of ongoing national relationship based on the Treaty of Waitangi, and acceptance of some incommensurable cultural differences.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectMāori educational disparityen_NZ
dc.subjectPākehā privilegeen_NZ
dc.subjectInequalityen_NZ
dc.subjectPolicy interventionsen_NZ
dc.subjectCulturally responsive policiesen_NZ
dc.subjectMāori educational outcomesen_NZ
dc.subjectPost-qualitative researchen_NZ
dc.subjectWriting as an inquiryen_NZ
dc.subjectBi-culturalismen_NZ
dc.titleNo Black-and-White Answers: Cultural Responsiveness and Māori Studentsen_NZ
dc.typeDissertationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorAuckland University of Technology
thesis.degree.levelMasters Dissertations
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educational Leadershipen_NZ
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccess
dc.date.updated2019-10-26T07:00:35Z


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