In 2017 our own Warrior-Researchers' work was published by Te Ipu Kererū - the blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE). The Warrior-Researchers presented their findings about Communities of Learning as a 90 minute Symposium at the 2017 NZARE Conference. The Warrior-Researchers' seven presentations can be read here
We were very proud to find that our students' research was the work read the most in 2017 by members of this highly academic university-level association - read we are told, over 10,000 times! This is what the Te Ipu Kereru said about our students:
Our most-read contribution this year has been the seven-part blog series written by the 2017 warrior-researchers of Kia Aroha College. These Year 12 and 13 students conducted remarkable research into their own local, national and political contexts using youth participatory action research methodology, mentored by NZARE member Dr Ann Milne. We are delighted to see that their work has been the most-read content in the first year of our blog. Ngā mihi nunui rawa ki a koutou!
“Colouring in the White Spaces: Cultural Identity and Learning in School“.
The report is the result of Ann Milne’s 2009 ASB/APPA Travelling Fellowship research.
“Thriving in Practice“.
This research “charts the relational journey made by a group of social innovators comprising staff from the Families Commission, and two exemplary organisations Te Waipuna Puawai and Kia Aroha College. It explores what we have come to call a family whānau centred approach from the perspectives, and largely in the words of those working at the interface or frontline. It provides practice-based evidence for a more connected, relational approach to working with families whānau and communities in New Zealand” (NZ Families Commission, 2011)
“Colouring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming Cultural identity in Whitestream Schools”
This PhD thesis tells the story of Clover Park Middle School, Te Whanau o Tupuranga and Kia Aroha College, and is available online from the University of Waikato Research Commons on this link
“They didn’t care about normal kids like me.” Restructuring a school to fit the kids.
This Masters (MEdAdmin) thesis tell the story of Clover Park Intermediate School, Clover Park Middle School and Te Whanau o Tupuranga from the early 1980s through to 2004.