Quality assurance in tertiary education from a Māori (indigenous) perspective
This paper published by the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (Winhec) explores what Māori require by way of quality in higher education.
About this article
The aim of this paper, published in 2005, is to explore what Māori require by way of quality in higher education. It examines the cultural-historical context of the education of Māori and explains the two-stage approach adopted by Māori:
- the efforts towards the inclusion of Māori knowledge in mainstream education
- the development of an alternative higher education system for Māori.
The article also describes the requirements of New Zealand law relating to accreditation and quality assurance, its shortfalls when applied to wānanga, and the steps that wānanga are taking towards an autonomous system.
Professor Emeritus Ranginui Walker, University of Auckland
Originally published in Indigenous Knowledge – WINHEC Journal 2005
Download a pdf (2.53 MB PDF) of the full article published in Tihei Oreore, December 2005 Issue 1, Volume 1.