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dc.contributor.advisorKana, Pare
dc.contributor.advisorCowie, Bronwen
dc.contributor.authorTaukamo, Trudy
dc.date.accessioned2011-08-22T04:12:13Z
dc.date.available2011-08-22T04:12:13Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.citationTaukamo, T. (2011). ‘He reka te wai o te hua pango: The darker the berry the sweeter the juice.’ The experiences of Māori women in educational leadership in mainstream secondary schools. (Thesis, Master of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)). University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/5595en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/5595
dc.description.abstractAlthough there has been a growing interest in Māori women in educational leadership, the research base in New Zealand is still limited. This study provides insights into the challenges and experiences of four Māori women who occupy a formal leadership position in a mainstream secondary school. It used a qualitative kaupapa Māori research framework. Data were collected using semi-structured one-on-one interview with open-ended questions. The four women were selected from Māori women who currently hold a formal leadership position at a senior management level in a mainstream secondary school and who identify as Māori. The reason for the purposive sample was the critical under-representation of Māori women in formal educational leadership roles. This study revealed three important aspects. Firstly, a person’s upbringing and background has a significant impact on the principles and values which underpin leadership. Secondly, it was evident that a support system whether personal or professional was crucial in a leadership position. Finally, the influences of opportunities and appointments to leadership were important in educational leadership. Clearly, the findings point to a need for a stronger mentoring programme and effective networking of Māori women. Tertiary studies and leadership programs can aid the career pathways for aspiring leaders. However, what is clear is the need for more research specific to the New Zealand context and Māori women.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Waikato
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dc.subjectNew Zealand leadership
dc.subjectNew Zealand educational leadership
dc.subjectMaori educational leadership
dc.subjectMaori women educational leadership
dc.subjectMaori women leadership
dc.subjectMaori women
dc.subjectwomen leadership
dc.subjectMaori leadership
dc.subjecteducational leadership
dc.subjectsecondary school leadership
dc.subjectmainstream leadership
dc.subjectmainstream school
dc.subjectsecondary school
dc.subjectexperiences educational leadership
dc.subjectexperiences leadership
dc.subjectexperiences secondary leadership
dc.subjectMaori experiences leadership
dc.subjectfemale leadership
dc.subjectreka
dc.subjectwai
dc.subjectpango
dc.subjectdarker
dc.subjectberry
dc.subjectsweeter
dc.title‘He reka te wai o te hua pango: The darker the berry the sweeter the juice.' The experiences of Māori women in educational leadership in mainstream secondary schools.en
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikato
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Educational Leadership (MEdLeadership)
dc.date.updated2011-04-21T01:35:30Z
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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