The Aotearoa New Zealand Education Gazette has published (on 31 July 2020) an article titled 'Refreshed Māori education strategies launched', available here.
Excerpts follow from the article:
Ka Hikitia, the Māori Education strategy, and Tau Mai Te Reo, the Māori Language in Education strategy, together outline the shifts needed in education for Māori to achieve and enjoy educational success.
Daryn Bean, Deputy Secretary for Māori Education at the NZ Ministry of Education: "Our education system has historically underserved Māori learners for a long time. As a result, Māori learners collectively experience worse education outcomes than other New Zealand learners and are less engaged in our education system. This has significant social, cultural, health and economic impacts for whānau, hapū, Iwi, Māori and New Zealand as a whole."
Consistent key messages
In the Kōrero Mātauranga | Education Conversation and subsequent wānanga that have been undertaken over the past three years, Māori learners and whānau provided some consistent and familiar messages:
* Learners and whānau must be at the heart of our education system. ...
"We have incorporated these key messages into the vision and principles of Ka Hikitia and Tau Mai Te Reo."
For the first time, Ka Hikitia, Tau Mai Te Reo and the Action Plan for Pacific Education 2020-2030 will be front and centre of everything the education system does, in order to correct some of the problems that Māori and Pacific learners and whānau spoke to the NZ Ministry of Education about two years ago.
Posted: Thursday 13 August 2020