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An inquiry into Raukura integration into Euro-centric Otago University

5 months
Approved budget:
Ms Raiha Cook
Dr Esther Willing
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
Raukura (students who are Māori-medium school graduates, such as Kura Kaupapa Māori, Kura-a-iwi, Kura Māori) will have had an undeniably different schooling experience than those who graduated through mainstream high schools. Once graduated from high school, the next step of education for the majority of these graduates is to attend university. The University of Otago, known as New Zealand's oldest University, has gained a reputation for quality research skills and teaching staff. This inquiry will look into Raukura integration to a more Euro-centric style of teaching, which is predominantly the style of teaching at the University of Otago. The inquiry will provide a te ao Māori perspective of Raukura experiences through the lens of a current Raukura student attending the University of Otago.