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dc.contributor.advisorStewart, Georgina
dc.contributor.authorTe Pere, Mereana
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-03T23:41:38Z
dc.date.available2021-05-03T23:41:38Z
dc.date.copyright2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/14159
dc.description.abstractMāori are severely over-represented in the prison population of Aotearoa New Zealand, making up over half of all prisoners, despite being only about 15 percent of the national population. These Māori statistics are well known to the general population, and tend to add to racist perceptions of Māori in general. There is substantial literature on Māori imprisonment to be found within criminology and related fields, but it mostly focuses on ‘fixing’ the prisoner. There is very little existing research on the experiences of those who work in prisons, and little if any research on the experiences of Māori educators working in prisons. The question of working as a Māori educator in prison is explored in this dissertation using Kaupapa Māori as a framework that aligns with Māori cultural practices and perspectives. The two sources of data used to investigate the question are, first, collecting information from the literature, and second, writing fictionalised autoethnographic stories based on my experiences as a Māori prison educator. Prison education focuses on changing behaviours that lead to offending and helping prisoners to gain work and life skills. But security concerns and managing the prison population take precedence and restrict the availability and priority given to education. The recent introduction of the Hōkai Rangi strategy has generated optimism, but has yet to be translated into positive results Efforts are being made to improve the integration of Māori culture in the prisons, but it is unclear how committed the Department of Corrections is to education for Māori prisoners.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherAuckland University of Technology
dc.subjectKaupapa Māorien_NZ
dc.subjectPrison educationen_NZ
dc.subjectAuto ethnographyen_NZ
dc.subjectMāori prison educatoren_NZ
dc.titleThe Māori Prison Educatoren_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.updated2021-05-03T23:15:35Z


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