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Challenges facing a Māori prison education leader

Mereana Te Pere &Georgina Tuari Stewart
My eyes were opened to the lingering touches of the GDR and the distrust sewn between families, friends, and neighbors through 40 years of occupation. During a tour of the Statsi Prison in Berlin, I was able to slip away from the group and capture the empty hall where so many experienced the horrors of oppression and false-accusation.

Mereana Te Pere and Georgina Tuari Stewart Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Aotearoa New Zealand   Abstract Māori are severely over-represented in the prison population of Aotearoa New Zealand, making up over half of all prisoners, despite being only about 15% of the national population. These Māori statistics are well-known, and support […]

Full Citation Information:
Te Pere, M., & Stewart, G. T. (2021). Challenges facing a Māori prison education leader. ACCESS: Contemporary Issues in Education, 41(2), 33-43. https://doi.org/10.46786/ac21.4929
Article Feature Image Acknowledgement: Photo by Matthew Ansley on Unsplash

A passion for ignorance?

Not knowing the half of it

In 2001, Alison Jones published a paper called ‘Cross-Cultural Pedagogy and the Passion for Ignorance’ about Māori-Pākehā relations in education in Aotearoa New Zealand. The memorable phrase ‘passion for ignorance’ is attributed to French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, who described how people ignore what is inconvenient or traumatic. In English, this phrase owes its power to […]

Full Citation Information:
Stewart, G. T. (2021). A passion for ignorance?: Not knowing the half of it. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/a-passion-for-ignorance/

Georgina Tuari Stewart

Georgina Tuari Stewart (ko Whakarārā te maunga, ko Matauri te moana, ko Te Tāpui te marae, ko Ngāpuhi-nui-tonu te iwi) is an Associate Professor in Te Ara Poutama, Auckland University of Technology, Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand. She is the author of Māori Philosophy: Indigenous thinking from Aotearoa (Bloomsbury, 2021), an introduction to Māori philosophy as a Kaupapa Māori approach to studying Māori knowledge.