• Filimānaia: A Samoan Critique of Standardised Reading Assessment in New Zealand Primary Schools

      Galuvao, Akata (Auckland University of Technology, 2016)
      In 2010, I was seconded from my classroom teaching position to work as a facilitator in the implementation of the newly-established National Standards. In this role, I ran in-depth Literacy and Assessment workshops in ...
    • Lost in Wonderland: Policy, Education and Māori Realities

      Hauraki, Frances (Auckland University of Technology, 2020)
      The history of Māori society and education shows how Māori identity and culture have not remained static, but have been subject to ongoing processes of change. Despite many decades of policy initiatives, Māori underachievement ...
    • The Māori Prison Educator

      Te Pere, Mereana (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
      Māori 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 ...
    • No Black-and-White Answers: Cultural Responsiveness and Māori Students

      Krzyzosiak, Jacek Stanislaw (Auckland University of Technology, 2019)
      Māori 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 ...