Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere is an International Educationalist who travels globally, and knows about education from Preschool through to the Tertiary Level. She can come in from both a traditional Māori perspective and that of the Western world.
Her monograph on the traditional modes of learning of the Māori, “Te Wheke-The Celebration Of Infinite Wisdom”, is used in the USA, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Europe, Japan, and has been translated into Japanese and German, but she ensures that she covers as many people as she can in New Zealand, in between times.
Her monograph is used as a training model of education by all Government agencies in New Zealand. Rose has been strongly influenced by teachings that go back over 12,000 years. Her book Te Wheke – A Celebration Of Infinite Wisdom, is an introduction to these teachings.
The great-grandmother, who works extensively in education, health, conservation and social welfare, bases her teaching on Te Wheke – a traditional Māori model of learning and teaching that is still relevant today.
She has represented Aotearoa New Zealand internationally as an educationalist; written a monograph called AKO: Concepts and Learning in The Māori Tradition; held a Visiting Teacher Fellowship at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in 1982; taught from preschool to tertiary; and researched ancient teachings in the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, Great Britain, East Asia and the South Pacific.
Rose is a holder of the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal and was honoured as a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire 1996. She attained a Doctorate of Literature at Victoria University Wellington, New Zealand 1996.
She has her own consultancy which focuses on global learning.
She is also a Director of the Four Winds Foundation – an international body that works with indigenous and non-indigenous people.