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Friday 1 November 2013 11:13am

The book

What are the implications of tertiary education providers committing to the Treaty of Waitangi?

Treaty-Based Guidelines and Protocols for Tertiary Education Institutions seeks to clarify what exactly a Treaty relationship means for tertiary institutions. It is written by Te Maire Tau, David Ormsby, Marjorie Manthei and Tahu Potiki.

The guidelines discussed in the book represent the collective efforts of the partners of Te Tapuāe o Rehua - Ngāi Tahu working with tertiary institutions in Canterbury and Otago.

While it addresses Treaty implications from a Ngāi Tahu point of view, it can be applied to any discussion of Treaty issues in tertiary education. As such it is an essential aid for anyone working in the tertiary education sector of today.

The book examines Ngāi Tahu priorities for education and the core business strategies of Te Tapuāe o Rehua. These are: to improve Māori participation, retention and achievement in tertiary education; to ensure quality of course content, delivery and environment for Māori; to provide Māori intellectual leadership, scholarship and research in Te Waipounamu; and to establish a national and international reputation as a leader of tertiary education for Māori.

A practical workbook section takes educators through the processes of implementing Treaty protocols, with partnership commitments in governance, staffing, language, culture, campus environment and specific curriculum areas.

Te Tapuāe o Rehua partners are Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch College of Education, Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, Lincoln University, University of Canterbury and University of Otago.

Publication details

Spiral-bound paperback, A4, 64 pages, ISBN 1 877276 67 7, $19.95
Out of print

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