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Maori Mentors: Expectations and perceptions ARTICLE

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Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning Volume 21, Number 2, ISSN 1179-7665 e-ISSN 1179-7665 Publisher: Distance Education Association of New Zealand

Abstract

This article is informed by a kaupapa M\u0101ori methodology and reports on a \u201cby M\u0101ori for M\u0101ori\u201d peer mentoring programme. The programme, offered by the College of Business at Massey University, focuses on M\u0101ori students who are studying at a distance. We outline the programme and the experiences and perceptions from kanohi ki te kanohi (face-to-face) interviews and discussions with seven M\u0101ori student mentors who are studying internally. Using Durie\u2019s (2009) model of M\u0101ori student success we identify a number of attributes that mentors developed by participating in this programme and providing help and support to distance students. Results suggest that mentoring programmes can provide mentors with opportunities to develop in areas such as leadership, which may not have been previously identified and discussed in the literature.

Citation

Barnett, S. & Te Wiata, I. (2017). Maori Mentors: Expectations and perceptions. Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning, 21(2), 4-19. Distance Education Association of New Zealand. Retrieved December 11, 2017 from .

This record was imported from the Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning on November 30, 2017. [Original Record]

The Journal of Open, Flexible, and Distance Learning is a publication of New Zealand Association for Open, Flexible and Distance Learning (DEANZ).

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