Book Chapter

Māori Education in Aotearoa New Zealand: Contexts, challenges, and priorities

TK Hoskins, E McKinley

Education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific | Bloomsbury Academic | Published : 2015

Abstract

Māori education in Aotearoa New Zealand today is shaped by a number of socio-historical forces. The gaping disparity in outcomes between indigenous Māori sutdents and Pakeha (New Zealand Europeans) has its genesis in the colonial provision of education for Māori driven by a social policy of cultural assimilation and social stratification for over 100 years. From the 1970s, Māori activism across the social field has led to significant recognition of Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi as the country's founding constitutional document, a formal social policy of biculturalism and iwi (tribes) positioned as partners with the state. In a 50-year period, The Aotearoa New Zealand educational la..

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