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Vercoe, A. (2017). Resistance in Māori education: A critique of kura kaupapa Māori. Waikato Journal of Education, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v1i1.528


Within the past decade, Maori education has undergone an immense transformation. For the first time since the establishment of the Native Schools in 1867, Te Reo me ana tikanga now pervades the halls of state supported institutions using alternate methods of pedagogy. These places now prepare children for the same positions in the work-force that other children in mainstream will be competing for. With the emergence of Te Kohanga Reo and Kura Kaupapa Maori, a paradigm was established that challenged, not only the ideological impediments that were embedded within both the curriculum and its delivery, but also the hegemonic influences which penetrated the habits, customs and beliefs that socialised Maori into an acceptance of the status quo

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