Reawakening the Maori imagination: Case Study - The National Institute of Maori Education

Year: 2012

Author: Smith, Graham, Johnston, Patricia, Waitere, Hine, Doherty, Wiremu

Type of paper: Abstract refereed


In 2008, Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi established the National Institute of Maori Education,  an indigenous education centre, whose core business is Maori education, development and advancement.

This paper outlines the development of the National Institute of Maori Education as a new entity within  the wananga, whose key role is the provision of culturally appropriate and culturally responsive learning and teaching programmes and projects, that connect with Maori students (and Iwi) aspirations.

This paper will focus on the multiple strategies adopted, as part of a transforming approach to Maori education, development and advancement, with an emphasis on new knowledges and innovations as part of a 360 simultaneous intervention approach.