Cultural identity and community in whitestream schools
Dr Ann Milne speaks at CORE Education’s uLearn17 conference in Hamilton. She asks us to think about what community and collaboration look like for the learners our system marginalises and minoritises. When we talk about educational success “as Māori”, what does this actually mean and how do our institutionalised practices and solutions actually work against this goal? In the pressure we face to collaborate, who is our community and how does our practice reflect their reality?
Dr Ann Milne is the former principal of Kia Aroha College, a special-character, bilingual, secondary school in Otara, South Auckland. Her book, Colouring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming Cultural Identity in Whitestream Schools, was published in 2016.
Watch the talk at your leisure. Maybe a staff meeting discussion piece? Join in the discussion at http://edspace.org.nz/blog/view/27082/ann-milne-keynote-colouring-in-the-white-spaces