“Language, Culture, Identity”
Looped 2018 is at Wellington High School on Friday the 1st of June.
Dr Ann Milne
Dr Ann Milne is a Pākehā educator who is a strong critic of pervasive, deficit-driven explanations of Māori and Pasifika “under-achievement.” She led the Kia Aroha College community’s almost 30 year journey to resist and reject school environments which alienate Māori and Pasifika learners, to develop a critical, culturally sustaining learning approach centred on students' cultural identities. Her book, "Coloring in the White Spaces: Reclaiming Cultural Identity in Whitestream Schools", was published in 2016. Ann is the recipient of several national research awards and scholarships, including the New Zealand Principals’ Federation's prestigious “Service with Distinction” Award in 2015 for “outstanding service to education in New Zealand.” Since retiring from her principal’s role in 2016, Ann is busy working with principals and teachers who want to think differently about their practice.
Following a decade leading national education initiatives as a senior consultant, Karen is delighted to have returned to where the rubber hits the road as Deputy Principal at Wellington High School. Karen is internationally recognised for leadership in networked professional development, digital technologies, and inclusive learning. She has written for Education HQ, the Education Review, several NZ academic journals and blogs, including her own (karenmelhuishspencer.com). Karen has presented at conferences both in NZ and overseas.