This study looks at what matters for the success of first-time Māori students studying towards bachelor degrees. The purpose of this study is to build an understanding of how to increase the number of Māori attaining bachelor degrees or higher.
This discussion paper examines barriers, opportunities and other significant characteristics that impact on the ability of ‘Māori community’ to participate more equitably in the field of education utilising e-learning tools. Processes or projects that enhance initiatives of best practice will also be given consideration to identify potential projects or recommendations that will help achieve progress toward equitable participation.
In this summary of the fourth Hui Taumata Mātauranga it is affirmed that the hui has greatly added to our knowledge of opportunities and obstacles that impact on success. Five themes have emerged from the three generations who have added focus and sense to the debates success - these have been identified and discussed as the relationships for learning, enthusiasm for learning, preparing balanced outcomes for learning, preparing for the future, and being Māori.