Title: Reform of the New Zealand education system and responses by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand Author: Smith, Graham Hingangaroa
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies no.40, vol.21, no.1, 1999
|Subject: || Multicultural education|New Zealand|
Educational anthropology|New Zealand
Maori (New Zealand people)|Education
Kura kaupapa Maori
Collation: p. 60-72 ;
Abstract: This paper examines the development of an innovative response by the indigenous Maori of New Zealand to the dual crises of educational under-achievement on the one hand and the loss of Maori language, knowledge and culture on the other. In particular, this paper considers the critical intervention and change role played by Kaupapa Maori (Maori philosophy and practice), the significant component of which is centred on the use of traditional and contemporary notions of whanau (extended family) values, practices and structures.