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Teaching in racialised spaces - SET feasibility project

7 months
Approved budget:
Miss Tahirah Moton
Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Paine
Dr Sarah Herbert
Health issue:
Wellbeing (autonomy self-determination)
Proposal type:
Māori Health Summer Studentship
Lay summary
This research is part of a broader programme being undertaken by Te Kupenga Hauora Māori about teaching in racialised spaces. There are tensions and risks for both Māori students and educators in tertiary education settings, particularly when teaching content relates to race, racism, colonisation, and health inequities. This project is to determine the feasibility of conducting mixed-methods research to identify the evidence of racism and sexism within Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (University of Auckland). This will specifically be explored in the context of impacts SET has on Māori educator wellbeing and career progress. To determine the feasibility and scope of a full study, this summer research project will involve a survey of Māori health educators and content analysis of SET evaluations.