Rangatiratanga: How Tapping Into New Zealand’s Indigenous Concepts Sparked New Educational Gains

Patrick Snedden, EdSurge, Oct 20, 2016
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Rangatiratanga is a Maori concept for taking personal and collective control over your own future. It formed the basis for the treaty creating New Zealand's unique society. According to this article, it's also the basis for a school district renewal project restoring Maori education. I wish the article had focused more on how Rangatiratanga was practiced by the district, but the author talks mostly about paying for their educational costs and passing tests.

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