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Nelson Principal's Association Annual Conference.

  • Lake Rotoiti St Arnaud New Zealand (map)

Keynote Speaker: Colouring in the White Spaces

Ann's presentation is based on her Ph.D research and Kia Aroha College's practice. She points out that while official documents and policy envision educational success "as Māori" our education system's institutionalised practices and solutions actually work against this goal. Ann argues that existing national initiatives to address Maori and Pasifika students' underachievement give too little attention to cultural knowledge and competence, but that academic achievement, in fact, rests on a strong and secure cultural identity.

Earlier Event: September 15
Aka Tamaki Principals' Workshop
Later Event: November 2
Rongomai School Staff Workshop