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“pedagogically focused leadership has a substantial impact on student outcome”

School Leadership and Student Outcomes: Identifying What Works and Why. Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration [BES]. Ministry of Education. November 2009

Leadership is the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.

Governance relates to decisions that define expectations, grant power, or verify performance. It consists of a separate process or of a specific part leadership processes.

The resources you will find on this page reflect the effective leadership and governance that support Māori learners to achieve education success as Māori.

  1. Filed under: Effective leaders

    In this sabbatical report Michael McMenamin, Headmaster New Plymouth Boys' High School, seeks to investigate, by talking with Māori students (and other participants in their education), how a better understanding of Māori students’ experiences in the classroom and analyses of these experiences might lead to improved policy and teaching and learning that would ultimately result in greater Māori student achievement. 

  2. Edtalks 06/03/2013

    Filed under: Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    EDtalks, a Core Education initiative, features videos from conferences and seminars, institutes, and schools. Schools and individuals are free to download the video files for use in whole staff or personal professional learning. This can be done by downloading directly from the website.

  3. Filed under: identity language and culture | effective leaders

    School leaders are asked to do some of their learning in a bicultural context driven by tikanga Māori – that is through Māori ways of doing and thinking. The structure and progression of the wānanga show a clear example of this in practice.

  4. Filed under: effective leaders | effective teachers

    Visit the Ako Panuku website to see the national online network of teachers/educators in secondary schools and engage in professional discussions about your experience as a teacher.

  5. Filed under: effective leaders

    This report attempts to answer the question, “How might medium to high decile schools with a low percentage of Māori and Pasifika students successfully engage family and whānau in their children’s learning to help raise student achievement?”  

  6. Filed under: ako | effective leaders | effective teachers

    Read the Cultural Advocates article by Sarah Feltham in the Education Gazette for examples of Māori world-view strategies being implemented by Te Kohanga Reo o Pūau te Moananui a Kiwa.

  7. Filed under: research & evaluation | effective leaders

    This article by Juliette Hayes and Amy Clode in the Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, introduces an approach where school personnel listen to Māori students with the purpose of learning about their experiences at school.

  8. Filed under: research & evaluation | effective leaders

    In this article, in the September 2012 edition of The New Zealand Principal, Liz Hawes talks to the principal of Te Akau ki Papamoa School about factors that have led to raising Māori students’ achievement. 

  9. Filed under: effective leaders

    Detroit Sterling is a learning advisor, at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti in Christchurch. He has a pivotal role in supporting staff and students around Māori student achievement. In this story he talks about the importance of relationships in his work.

  10. Filed under: productive partnerships | research & evaluation | effective leaders

    In this case study, Newlands College deputy principal John Murdoch reflects on his school’s experience in setting up a whānau advisory group. The group began in response to data showing the college’s year 9 Māori students were struggling.

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