20 Oct 2009

Hall of fame membership for Maori development lecturer

3:54 pm on 20 October 2009

A University of Waikato Maori development lecturer has won international recognition for her work promoting adult education in the Third World.

Sandy Morrison of Tainui and Te Arawa will be inducted into the international adult and continuing education Hall of Fame at next month's conference of the Association for Continuing Higher Education in Philadelphia.

She told Waatea News that working in marginalised and illiterate communities in Asia and the Pacific, she saw how a little learning could be a dangerous thing, as "governments can be held accountable for what they doing and what they're not doing."

She is the first New Zealander to be inducted into the hall of fame.