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Productive partnerships

“Increasing whānau and iwi authority and involvement in education is critical to improving presence, engagement, and achievement. To achieve this, parents and whānau must be actively involved in decision-making and their children’s learning in all education settings.”

Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012, page 28.

Productive partnerships incorporate Māori students, whānau, and educators sharing knowledge and expertise with each other to produce better outcomes for Māori learners. This principle includes taking a ‘personalised learning’ approach that puts every learner and their achievement at the heart of education and recognises that one size fits one.

The resources you will find on this page reflect these principles of productive partnership and provide examples of this from schools across New Zealand.

  1. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Research & evaluation | Effective leaders

    This report deals with a major evaluation by the Education Review Office (ERO) in 2007. Their approach consisted of meetings and discussions with school personnel, parents, whānau, and communities across the country.

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

    Iwi education partnerships are relationships that iwi, or iwi-based organisations, have with the Crown to improve Māori education outcomes. The partnerships allow iwi to work together with the Ministry to design and implement education solutions.

  3. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Te Reo Maori | Effective leaders

    In Ilam's school story, you'll hear how they made changes to bring about more effective teaching and learning.

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

    Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is the Māori medium curriculum, which outlines what students will learn through the medium of Māori language. The curriculum is founded on the Treaty of Waitangi, and is expressed through the vision of students achieving their full potential.

  5. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Research & evaluation | Effective leaders

    This research project was conducted in 2007 to enhance our understanding of what constitutes a successful home-school partnership, and how such partnerships can operate in different school settings.

  6. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    Responding to “demanding constituents” has been the catalyst for changes in teaching practice at Henderson Intermediate - changes achieved through a process of reflecting upon the evidence available and responding to student need.

  7. Filed under: Productive partnerships

    Evidence of successful approaches motivated a change in practices across the whole school.

  8. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Ako | Effective teachers

    Providing opportunities for student voice informed and encouraged changes in teacher practice.

  9. Filed under: Productive partnerships

    Henderson Intemediate responded to whānau requests for reporting in a form that met their needs.

  10. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders

    An idea from whānau became the basis of a successful intervention to tackle attendance issues.

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