SPANZ Day 3 - Workshop - Kaupapa Māori principles of leadership
From the SPANZ programme:
In 2010, I undertook a PhD research project to investigate why disparities existed in the achievement levels of Māori students and their Pākehā peers. As an educational leader I wanted to explore the Aoteoroa New Zealand educational landscape in an attempt to understand why these disparities occurred. I framed my study as an autoethnography, because I wanted to explore my own learning as I grappled with assumptions, ideas and theories that existed outsidde my personal sphere of experience around why Māori ākonga/students consistently failed in the school system.
Over a two year period, from 2010 to 2012, I collected anecdotes shared with me by Māori ākonga/students, whānau/parents, kaimahi/staff and board members about their experiences of school life. I recorded the anecdotes as vignettes then coded and grouped them according to recurring themes I identified. The five most significant recurring themes evident were: ahurea tuakiri/cultural identity, mōriroriro/cultural alienation, mōriroriro/cultural ātetenga/resistance, mātauranga Māori/Māori world view and tino rangatiratanga/Māori self-determination. My research was an exploration of my professional growth as a leader and my search for hautūtanga/leadership pedagogies demonstrated as enhancing the educational outcomes of Māori ākonga/ students.
Three Selves - The Interrogation of Self - how I was going to change once I learned new information.
Māori knowledge - the body of knowledge originating from Māori ancestors, include the Māori world view and perspectives, Māori creative and cultural practices.
Data gathering - reflective journal, collecting anecdotes from students, teacher and board. 5000 stories about experiences of learning as Māori. They would tell it orally andI would write it. Then story was then shared home and they corrected it. Creative non-fiction Narrative.
- Mōiriroriro/Cultural Alienation
- Te Ao Māori/Māori World View
- Tino Rangatira/Self-determination
- Ahuatanga Koretake - Stereotype
- Tino Rangatiratanga - Self-determination
- Tinana - Reality
Model of interconnectivity