Māori students experiencing success

Status: Completed

Dates: 2012

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Trust (Ngati Whakaue Education Endowment Research Funding, 2012 - 2012)

Project Abstract

This pilot project aimed to define, quantify and derive meaning from the experiences of successful Māori students in their final year of state schooling at one Rotorua secondary school. The major focus of this project was to investigate the influential factors that contribute to Māori students succeeding at school. The project aimed to ascertain the nature of any trends of teaching, learning; and home socialisation patterns that support or constrain success. The results of this pilot project in fact set the scene for a wider research project that incorporated all the secondary schools and a wharekura (Māori medium secondary schools) within the Ngāti Whakaue school zone.

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Candy Cookson-Cox: Collaborator; Rotorua Consultant
  • Hiria McRae: Researcher; Victoria University
  • Melinda Webber: Researcher; University of Auckland

Subject Area: Disciplines