Making space for kaupapa Māori within the academy (2008)
Type of ContentJournal Article
Eketone’s target article, ‘The theoretical underpinnings of Kaupapa Māori directed practice’ makes a significant contribution to a nascent literature on Kaupapa Māori theory. He offers a model that integrates Critical Theory and constructivism (particularly Native theory), and this dual-pronged approach is both complementary and sensible. More importantly, the model helps to clarify the objectives of Kaupapa Māori theory and practice, thereby achieving a more just society via emancipatory action in pursuit of Māori advancement and development ‘as Māori’. While there is value in the potential utility of the proposed model, one can challenge the assumption implied in Eketones’ use of the term ‘the Māori community’. Eketone has raised the issue of whether or not centring Kaupapa Māori within western theoretical frameworks is regressive or progressive to the advancement of Māori peoples. The answer could be that both are possible and the question certainly deserves further consideration. Finally, I draw attention to what may be the greatest challenge for those who seek to advance the goals of Kaupapa Māori in ‘making space’ within the academy.
CitationRatima M (2008). Making space for kaupapa Māori within the academy. MAI Review. 1.
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Keywordsconstructivism; Critical Theory; culture; indigenous peoples; indigenous research; Kaupapa Māori theory; Māori academics; Māori community; language rights
ANZSRC Fields of Research45 - Indigenous studies::4507 - Te ahurea, reo me te hītori o te Māori (Māori culture, language and history)::450717 - Ngā Kaupapa Māori (Māori projects)
45 - Indigenous studies::4507 - Te ahurea, reo me te hītori o te Māori (Māori culture, language and history)::450720 - Ngā tikanga rangahau o te Māori (Māori research methods)
39 - Education::3902 - Education policy, sociology and philosophy::390201 - Education policy
39 - Education::3903 - Education systems::390303 - Higher education
50 - Philosophy and religious studies::5003 - Philosophy::500321 - Social and political philosophy
45 - Indigenous studies::4508 - Mātauranga Māori (Māori education)::450804 - Te mātauranga kura tuatoru Māori (Māori higher education)
Ngā Upoko Tukutuku / Māori Subject HeadingsMātauranga | Education::Rangahau | Research::Rangahau Māori | Whakatupu mātauranga; Research, Māori::Anga | Frameworks, Theoretical; Theoretical frameworks
Mātauranga | Education::Rangahau | Research::Kaupapa rangahau | Tikanga Māori; Tikanga rangahau; Tukanga rangahau; Methodologies; Research methods
Mātauranga | Education::Waihanga | Teaching methods::Whare wānanga | Houses of learning (Traditional); Universities; Whare pūrākau
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