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ERIC Number: EJ914447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Working at the Interface: Indigenous Students' Experience of Undertaking Doctoral Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand
McKinley, Elizabeth; Grant, Barbara; Middleton, Sue; Irwin, Kathie; Williams, Les R. Tumoana
Equity & Excellence in Education, v44 n1 p115-132 2011
Maori (indigenous) doctoral students in Aotearoa New Zealand face challenges not usually experienced by other doctoral candidates. We draw on data from in-depth interviews with 38 Maori doctoral candidates and argue that because of the tensions between academic disciplinary knowledge frameworks and knowledge drawn from te ao Maori (the Maori world) indigenous students have additional cultural, academic, and personal demands placed on them while aiming to produce research theses that meet conventional standards of academic scholarship. Complex methodological and ethical issues also emerge in undertaking doctoral research projects situated at the interface of academy and indigenous communities. Moreover, Maori students experience various degrees of tension between their sometimes strong cultural identities and their emerging and, therefore, less certain identities as researchers and scholars. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand