Towards mitigating human capital deficiencies of ethnic minorities

Anne de Bruin
Vol 19, Number 1, p.28
This paper highlights aspects and implications of the lower educational attainment of Maori and Pacific Island Groups. An examination of selected initiatives for closing the ethnic education gap ensues. Some implications of the \"Tomorrow's Schools\" education reforms, especially in relation to urban labour market disadvantaged South Auckland communities are also discussed. The consideration of cultural capital is suggested as a short-term solution for mitigation of the lack of conventionally defined human capital of ethnic minorities.