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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

    These guidelines are a set of writing 'rules' that Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission recommends be employed by writers and editors of Māori language texts.

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

    Promoting Positive Attitudes to the Māori Language in the Classroom is a booklet that was produced by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori - The Māori Language Commission in March 2000 as a practical tool for teachers.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

    Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki are the curriculum guidelines for the teaching and learning of Māori language in English medium schools (years 1-13).

  7. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Identity Language and Culture | Te Reo Maori | Effective leaders

    This story from Rotorua Boys’ High emphasises the inseparable nature of reo and tikanga (language and culture), an integral part of the school’s programme.

  8. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Ako

    These clips come from a DVD that was recorded during workshops facilitated by Māori language advisers in schools, to support teachers in the implementation of the Māori language curriculum guidelines, Te Aho Arataki.

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

    On this site you can access an e-copy of Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori - Kura Auraki, the Māori language curriculum guidelines or years 1 - 13. There are also many resources to support these curriculum guidelines – including lesson plans, school stories, second language tasks, high-frequency vocabulary, a grammar progression, and teacher/student assessment examples.

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

    This framework identifies government's investment priorities for Māori language (in both Māori medium and English medium education) over a 10 year period, in order to provide a coherent approach.

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