2024 Conference - Waikato University 25th - 27th November - call for abstracts now open

NZARE GROUP AWARD

The award recognises a significant educational research project undertaken in Aotearoa by a group of researchers for their contribution to the body of knowledge in Maori and/or Pasifika research.  First awarded in 2004,  the award comprises a written citation, a taonga and a cash prize of $1000.    

In granting this award NZARE wishes to acknowledge, prioritise and respond to either Māori or Pasifika research projects.

Nominations

At least two members of the nominated group must be current members of NZARE. The nominator(s) must also be current member(s) of NZARE, and any member to make the nomination.

a letter of nomination from the NZARE nominator

substantive written details of the group research projects(s)

appropriate citations and letters of support

email, postal, phone details of nominators and nominees

a recent colour photo of nominees

current NZARE membership details of at least two nominees and the nominator(s) details

Selection

A selection panel is selected annually. the panel should contain at least one council member and/or Caucus member as appropriate, and may also contain external NZARE members.

A sub-committee will be appointed to received and consider the nominations and make a recommendation to council regarding conferring the award. The final decision must be ratified by the council.

The Council retains the right to make no award in any one year;

The Award will be conferred at the NZARE annual conference, and notified in the Association's newsletter and on its website;

The successful applicant(s) and their nominators will be informed of the award prior to the annual NZARE conference. Unsuccessful applicants are notified by email and/or letter after the selection process has been completed;

The Council’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Criteria for selection

The research work makes a quality contribution to the body of knowledge in Māori and/or Pasifika educational research

The research work has been undertaken in Aotearoa / New Zealand and has clear implications for Aotearoa / New Zealand education.

The research group has established a culture and environment that is encouraging of early career researchers

The research work contributes to educational knowledge, policy and/or practice.

The research design has been co-constructed with Māori (mana whenua) or Pasifika (mana moana) representatives as part of the research team/process as well as participants and interested parties situated within the research community.

The successful applicant

will be informed of the award prior to the annual NZARE conference. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified by email and/or letter after the selection process has been completed and the successful candidate has accepted the award.

2022

No Award made

2021

Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities team: Citation

2020

No Award made

2019

No Award made

2018

No Award made

2017

University of Waikato: Te Kotahitanga Research Institute

2016

University of Canterbury: Te Rū Rangahau: Citation

2015

University of Waikato: Te Kotahitanga Research Institute

2014

No Award made

2013

No Award made

2012

The University of Auckland: Success for All: Citation

2011 - 2009

No Award made

2008

Pasifika Group Research

2007

Ministry of Education: Comparative Education Research Unit: Citation

2006

Amosa Fa'afoi, Faye Parkhill, Jo Flecher, Christchurch College of Education

2005

No Award made

2004

Poutama Pounamu Research Institute

2015

he 2015 Group Award recipients were the University of Waikato's Te Kotahitanga Research and Professional Development Team. Professor Russell Bishop, Associate Professor Mere Berryman, Therese Ford, Margaret Egan, Dawn Lawrence, Te Arani Barrett, Iti Joyce, Robbie Lamont.

The use of kaupapa Māori principles and methodologies, as well as the volition to establish productive Treaty-based partnerships with non-Māori, has resulted in indigenous expertise driving culturally responsive provision for Māori students in New Zealand secondary school contexts. Recognised across and within communities locally, nationally and internationally, Te Kotahitanga as a research and professional development initiative, has made a major impact on Māori students’ levels of engagement and achievement. In doing so the Te Kotahitanga team has been successful in supporting schools and their communities to reduce educational disadvantage and disparity.

The 2012 Group award recipients were The University of Auckland's Success for All. Research team members included Dr Airini, Dr Deidre Brown, Dr Elana Curtis, Fred Luatua, Mona O’Shea, Dr Te Oti Rakena, Gillian Reynolds, Tanya Savage, Angie Smith, Matthew Tarawa and Sonia Townsend-Fonua with current and former University of Auckland colleagues: Odie Johnson, Pale Sauni, To’aiga Su’a Huirua, Meryl Ulugia-Pua, Sofi Ulugia-Pua.

2012

The 2012 Group award recipients were The University of Auckland's Success for All. Research team members included Dr Airini, Dr Deidre Brown, Dr Elana Curtis, Fred Luatua, Mona O’Shea, Dr Te Oti Rakena, Gillian Reynolds, Tanya Savage, Angie Smith, Matthew Tarawa and Sonia Townsend-Fonua with current and former University of Auckland colleagues: Odie Johnson, Pale Sauni, To’aiga Su’a Huirua, Meryl Ulugia-Pua, Sofi Ulugia-Pua.