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ERIC Number: EJ1163807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1179-7665
Maori Mentors: Expectations and Perceptions
Barnett, Shirley; Te Wiata, Ina
Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, v21 n2 p4-19 2017
This article is informed by a kaupapa Maori methodology and reports on a "by Maori for Maori" peer mentoring programme. The programme, offered by the College of Business at Massey University, focuses on Maori students who are studying at a distance. We outline the programme and the experiences and perceptions from kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) interviews and discussions with seven Maori student mentors who are studying internally. Using Durie's (2009) model of Maori student success we identify a number of attributes that mentors developed by participating in this programme and providing help and support to distance students. Results suggest that mentoring programmes can provide mentors with opportunities to develop in areas such as leadership, which may not have been previously identified and discussed in the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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