Māori

Te Kāhui Whetū 2017

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

NZEI members travelled from around the motu to attend the hui at Tauwhare, Kirikiriroa.

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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life force) of…

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eLearning in kura – Ka rawe!

By Jane Blaikie 21 April, 2016

So say academics and teachers. In fact, turn it around and say what’s good for Māori learners is usually good for all learners, says Cath Rau, chair at Kia Ata…

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No magic bullet in charter schools for Maori

By EA Staff 18 September, 2015

Back in the bad old days, Māori children were punished for speaking Te Reo at school and Māori culture had no place in the classroom. Our education system has come…

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Kura eschew standards

By Heni Collins 2 October, 2014

Key points Kura kaupapa are preferring not to use Nga Whanaketanga – the equivalent of National Standards. Kura are developing their own curricula and assessment methods that more accurately reflect…

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Kohanga kaiako Ki Taiao

By Michelle Nixon 2 January, 2014

Na ta rourou, na taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive On a sunny west coast beach, tiny…

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Charter schools more hype than hope for Māori

By Heni Collins 18 July, 2013

Key points Minister of Education Hekia Parata is known to be a keen advocate of charter schools being run by Māori education providers. But many in Māoridom are not so…

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More kaiarahi, not fewer!

By Heni Collins 22 October, 2010

  Maori children do better in schools when they are strong in their cultural identity and language, says NZEI Te Riu Roa Matua Te Riu Roa Takawaenga Laures Park. “It…

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Equity in the NZ system

By EA Staff 30 January, 2010

Bishop, Sullivan and Berryman have taken on a challenge that has eluded many before them—raising achievement and reducing disparity for Maori. Their passion for the underdog is obvious. They draw…

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