Te Toka Herenga Waka: Increasing Māori Learner Success at WITT
A two-year project from Western Institute of Technology Taranaki that explores reasons that lead to Māori student withdrawal, as a basis for enhancing the effectiveness of tertiary teaching and support services for Māori at WITT.
The aim of this project was to:
- develop an evidence base that identifies critical factors that lead to Māori student withdrawal
- enhance the effectiveness of teaching and support services for Māori at WITT
- increase rates of retention and completion for Māori students.
This project used mixed methodology guided by a kaupapa Māori framework to determine, document, and report on the experiences and perspectives of Māori learners who withdrew from WITT in Semester One 2017.
Teachers in programmes that were identified as having particularly high withdrawal rates of Māori students also gave their insights.
Project LeaderWestern Institute of Technology at Taranaki
Diana FergussonWestern Institute of Technology at Taranaki
$19,046.00 (excl GST)
This project report explores reasons behind the significant number of Māori student withdrawals in 2017 at the Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT). It also identifies strategies and approaches that can be used to enhance Māori student participation and achievement in a WITT context.
(PDF, 1.4 MB, 65-pages)
- 18 November 2019