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Doctor of Education
Study Completed: 2016
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Towards collaborative pathways of leadership in education for Maori
Mrs Bowkett investigated Kaupapa Māori approaches to leadership that could assist secondary school principals and teachers to foster an environment to facilitate more appropriately, in Māori terms, the learning and teaching of Māori students who are attending mainstream secondary schools and Kaupapa Māori schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. The research was framed within Kaupapa Māori theories that allowed Māori to view the world from a position of authority that positively reinforced Māori knowledge systems in a modern context. Her findings showed that Kaupapa Māori approaches to leadership enhanced the quality of the educational experience and the cultural and learning success of Māori students. The implications for school leadership and future Māori student achievement indicate that principals have to make space for educational leadership that has both generic aspects of educational leadership and distinctive features of Māori educational leadership.
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