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A Mature-age Student

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New Zealand, a former British colony, is an island nation of 4 million people situated in the South Pacific. It was first colonised in the 1800s, and early settlers were defined by their possession of the land and the early gold rush. It has unique flora and fauna because of its status as a remote island. The founding Treaty of Waitangi between the British (the colonisers) and the Maori (New Zealand’s indigenous people) was signed in 1840. This so-called partnership with the Maori did not have much influence in the early years but subsequently became part of the equality agenda, particularly around the settling of land claims when the Waitangi Tribunal was set up in 1975. New Zealand was the first country in the world to grant women universal suffrage, in 1893, and in 1999 the top five positions in the land were held by women — those of Governor-General, Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition, Attorney-General and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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  • Parental Leave
  • Career Pattern
  • School Holiday
  • Paternal Grandmother
  • Teacher Training College

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Neale, J. (2013). A Mature-age Student. In: Bagilhole, B., White, K. (eds) Generation and Gender in Academia. Palgrave Macmillan, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137269171_4

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