Supervising research in Māori cultural contexts: a decolonizing, relational response
Berryman, M., Glynn, T., & Woller, P. R. (2017). Supervising research in Māori cultural contexts: a decolonizing, relational response. Higher Education Research & Development, 36(7), 1355–1368. https://doi.org/10.1080/07294360.2017.1325851
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We have collaborated for 25 years as indigenous Māori and non- Māori researchers undertaking research with Māori families, their schools and communities. We have endeavored to meet our responsibilities to the Māori people (indigenous inhabitants of New Zealand) and communities with whom we have researched, as well as meet the requirements and responsibilities of our academic institutions. In this paper, we reflect on the implications of these responsibilities for our work as supervisors of master’s and doctoral students (Māori and non-Māori) who seek to draw on decolonizing methodologies as they undertake research in Māori cultural contexts. We draw on the experiences and interactions we have had with four different postgraduate students whose research on improving educational outcomes for Māori students has required them to engage and participate in Māori cultural contexts.
This is an author’s accepted version of an article published in the journal: Higher Education Research & Development. © 2017 HERDSA.
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