Journal article

Working at the Interface: Indigenous students' Experience of Undertaking Doctoral Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand

E McKinley, B Grant, S Middleton, K Irwin, LRT Williams

Equity and Excellence in Education | Published : 2011


Māori (indigenous)1 doctoral students in Aotearoa New Zealand face challenges not usually experienced by other doctoral candidates.We draw on data from in-depth interviews with 38Māori doctoral candidates and argue that because of the tensions between academic disciplinary knowledge frameworks and knowledge drawn from te aoMāori (theMāori world) indigenous students have additional cultural, academic, and personal demands placed on them while aiming to produce research theses that meet conventional standards of academic scholarship. Complex methodological and ethical issues also emerge in undertaking doctoral research projects situated at the interface of academy and indigenous communities. M..

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