Taikākā: Optimising Māori academic achievement in a Māori-medium Initial Teacher Education
Significantly increasing the retention and success rates of Māori students is a strategic priority for Aotearoa-New Zealand.
This project seeks to collaboratively develop, implement and evaluate a cohesive, evidence-based academic and cognitive skills programme for Māori students within a Māori-medium initial teacher education programme.
Underpinned by a kaupapa Māori framework, this project looks to adapt elements of the AVID academic advancement programme to the New Zealand context.
Progress to Date
This project is in its final phase, the final report and project outputs are due to be completed in April 2017.
Santamaría, L. J., Lee, J., & Harker, N. (2014). Optimising Māori academic achievement (OMAA): An indigenous led, international, inter-institutional higher education initiative. In F. Cram, H. Phillips, P. Sauni, & C. Tuagalu (Eds.), Māori and Pasifika higher education horizons, diversity in higher education. H. T. Frierson (Series Ed.) (pp. 201-221). USA: Emerald Books.
Lee, J., H. Black, M. Hetarka, V. Peri & R. Taiaroa. Optimising Māori Academic Achievement. NZARE, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, 19 November 2015.
Lee, J., & J. Martin. Optimising Māori academic achievement. Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund and TLRI Colloquium V, Wellington, NZ. 31 August - 1 September 2015.
Associate Professor Jenny Lee
Associate professor, Jenny Lee
Kotahi Research Institute, The University of Waikato
Associate Professor Lorri Santamaria
The University of Auckland.
Ako Aotearoa $150,000 (excl. GST)
The University of Waikato $63,617
The University of Auckland $ 119,284
Project commenced: late 2013
Expected project completion: April 2017
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