Middleton, S. & McKinley, E. (2009). The gown and the korowai: Maori doctoral students and the spatial organization of academic knowledge. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 2-5 September 2009.
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This paper draws on 38 student interviews carried out in the course of the team research project Teaching and Learning in the Supervision of Māori Doctoral Students. Māori doctoral thesis work takes place in the intersections between the Māori (tribal) world of identifications and obligations, the organisational and epistemological configurations of academia, and the bureaucratic requirements of funding or employing bureaucracies. To explore how students accommodate cultural, academic and bureaucratic demands, we develop analytical tools combining three intellectual traditions: Māori educational theory, Bernstein’s sociology of the academy, and Lefebvre’s conceptual trilogy of perceived, conceived, and lived space.
This article has been presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Manchester, 2-5 September 2009. Copyright 2009 The Author.
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