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Identity, language and culture

“Māori children and students are more likely to achieve when they see themselves, their whānau , hapū and iwi reflected in the teaching content and environment, and are able to be ‘Māori’ in all learning contexts.”

Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012, page 20.

An education system incorporating identity, language, and culture values knowing where students come from and building on what students bring with them. The resources you will find on this page reflect the value of identity, language, and culture, and provide examples of this in the classroom and beyond.

  1. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    The five Rangiātea case studies and exemplars examine secondary schools on their journey towards realising Māori student potential. The Hastings Boys’ High School case study focuses on a small selection of school systems, processes and programmes that support educational achievement.

  2. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    The five Rangiātea case studies and exemplars examine secondary schools on their journey towards realising Māori student potential. The Opotiki College case study explores the factors and initiatives that helped significantly improve achievement levels for Māori students.

  3. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    The five Rangiātea case studies and exemplars examine secondary schools on their journey towards realising Māori student potential. The Kakapo College case study explores the approaches that a principal and her leadership team took to maintain and continue to build on high levels of achievement for Māori students, harnessing commitment within the school and from the Māori community.

  4. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    The five Rangiātea case studies and exemplars examine secondary schools on their journey towards realising Māori student potential. The Western Springs College case study explores some of the strategies and approaches the school leadership team uses to enhance Māori student achievement.

  5. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    The five Rangiātea case studies and exemplars examine secondary schools on their journey towards realising Māori student potential. The Hamilton Girls’ High School case study explores the approaches that a principal and her leadership team took to maintain and continue to build on high levels of achievement for Māori students.

  6. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    The Special Education (SE) Māori strategy uses the imagery of a meeting house (wharenui) to explain how Service Provision for Māori can be facilitated within the context of Special Education.

  7. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    This Curriculum Update supports schools in understanding and enacting the curriculum principle of the Treaty of Waitangi.

  8. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Research & evaluation

    This report charts the story of Te Hiringa i te Mahara a Māori secondary Teachers’ professional development programme from 1998-2008.

  9. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Identity Language and Culture | Effective leaders

    Yolanda Julies, Principal at Te Kura Reo Rua o Waikirikiri, discusses the importance of establishing a shared understanding and supportive school culture as the school explored the national curriculum documents.

  10. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective teachers

    This snapshot article from software for learning was contributed by Carla Uereta, an extension Te Ao Māori teacher at Firth Primary School, Matamata.

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