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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
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Professionalisation through deprofessionalisation

Major Barbara’s Meanderings

Some years ago, I was looking at prison education, which at the time was virtually non-existent, since a neo-liberal reform of the prison system could see no functional use for it. Under some pressure from the OECD, the Corrections system itself had become aware of the lack and were trying both to do something, and […]

Nesta Devine

Nesta Devine is a Professor of Education at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) New Zealand. Her work spans education policy and theory, prison education, Pasifika teachers and school exclusion. It aims to disrupt the structures and pedagogical assumptions that can lead to inequities for different groups of learners in Aotearoa/New Zealand. She is the former president of the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) and Associate Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory (EPAT).

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