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Sabbatical report: Elizabeth Harrison, Principal, Ramanui School, Hawera

Ramanui School is a decile 2 school with an 87% Maori roll. Ramanui School is committed to raising Māori achievement as Māori .

In this report Elizabeth Harrison, Principal, Ramanui School, Hawera reviewed what is “happening” in other schools out of her immediate area where there are significant numbers of Māori on the roll.

Elizabeth’s key inquiry questions were:

  1. Are they culturally responsive?
  2. What is the evidence?
  3. Do they consider being “culturally responsive” important?
  4. What opportunities are there for teachers to develop cultural responsiveness?
  5. How do they measure success of being “culturally responsive”?

Questions / Things to think about

  1. How well can your school answer Elizabeth’s inquiry questions?

Elizabeth Harrison Sabbatical Report 2012 (158 KB)

Filed under: identity language and culture | effective leaders

Tags: research and evaluation

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