A large scale, mixed method research and evaluation project examined Te Wānanga o Aotearoa practices, and evaluated the outcomes from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa education. This report helped to fill a significant and longstanding gap in New Zealand’s understanding of how Te Wānanga o Aotearoa works and what it achieves.
Years: 2008 – 2010
- services in scoping the research and evaluation project
- collaborative work that developed a logic model of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa activities, values, outcomes and community context, using the imagery of a kahikatea tree
- identification of and reporting on overseas initiatives in indigenous-led tertiary education
- a qualitative investigation of community outcomes from Te Wānanga o Aotearoa education, based on key-informant interviews
- a ‘success case method’ evaluation of student outcomes from five Te Wānanga o Aotearoa qualifications, using an online survey of graduates, followed by interviews with selected respondents
- an analysis of quantitative data on Te Wānanga o Aotearoa enrolments, qualification delivery, tauira characteristics, completion rates and educational progression pathways.