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ERIC Number: EJ831205
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8248
Despair Turned to Hope: A Theoretical Reconsideration of the Maori as a Caste Minority
Motohashi, Ellen Preston
Educational Foundations, v21 n3-4 p73-88 Sum-Fall 2007
In this article the author considers the impact of research and theory on non-dominant minority groups and the influence these have on shaping educators' understanding of the sociocultural, historical, and structural forces that impinge upon their work in the schools and communities they serve. Specifically, she reconsiders the constraints of John Ogbu's involuntary-voluntary minority typology as it applies to the Maori in New Zealand against the backdrop of R.A. Schermerhorn's (1970) comparative sequential interaction model and "Kaupapa Maori" research to piece together a holistic image of the forces that have intertwined to bring about the changes leading to the Maori "revolution". Further, she questions the representation and categorization of the Maori within a grouping that delimits them to deterministic or static social locations in order to fit them within a rigidly defined dichotomous model. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand