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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 | Te Reo Maori

    He Reo Kōmanawa opens up exciting opportunities for teaching Te Reo Māori in meaningful and culturally appropriate contexts.

  2. Kia Mau 24/11/2011

    Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Ako | Effective teachers

    Kia Mau is a multimedia resource focusing on two waiata and two haka that have an association with the Māori Battalion. Kia Mau explores a number of themes associated with social sciences – including customs and traditions, social justice, leadership, bereavement, and spirituality.

  3. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Te Reo Maori

    He Reo Tupu, He Reo Ora is a multimedia resource that provides opportunities for students to learn te reo Māori at primary school.

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

    In her paper presented at the Now is the Future Conference, Auckland, October 2000, Jill Bevan-Brown shares a number of stories illustrating what schooling is like for many gifted Māori learners.

  5. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Research & evaluation | Effective Leaders

    This article published in the AUSTR ALIAN JOURNAL of INDIGENOUS EDUCATION, (volume 36, 2007), offers another framework for creating a Māori perspective on classroom practices.

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

    These five Rangiātea case studies and exemplars examine five secondary schools, each of which is on a journey towards realising Māori learner potential.

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

    Claire's story is an example of how creating an environment where student's identity is valued can have an empowering effect on learning.

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

    In this story Debbie Marshall-Lobb, principal, Te Kura Kaupapa o Māori Manawatu, discusses how relationships are everything and how the principal plays a powerful role in terms of shaping culture.

  9. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Research & evaluation | Effective leaders

    The Secondary Futures website features a number of articles from Mason Drurie on that address leadership and indigenous education. In addition to historical overviews Mason also looks towards the future, focusing on educational initiatives for Māori.

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

    This Māori-medium resource provides a model of the key leadership roles and practices that supports high-quality educational outcomes for Māori learners. It is also available in English.

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