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Government’s Māori language strategy

This 25-year strategy (2003) provides a framework to bring together Māori language initiatives. Its aim is to coordinate and prioritise government action towards Māori language revitalisation and to have te reo Māori widely spoken by Māori within whānau, homes and communities by 2028.

 Six agencies lead the strategy: Te Puni Kōkiri, Te Taura Whiri, Te Māngai Pāho (the Māori Broadcasting Funding Agency), the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Ministry of Education, and the National Library of New Zealand. Each agency leads areas appropriate to its role. Every five years, Te Puni Kōkiri monitors progress towards the 25-year goal.

 The Ministry of Education has specific responsibilities. To that end, Māori language education is one of the focus areas in the ministry’s Māori education strategy, Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success (2008). The Ministry has also developed a Māori Language Education Framework that sets out Government’s investment priorities for Māori language education, over 10 years, in both Māori medium and English medium education.

Filed under: Identity Language and Culture

Tags: Language and Culture; Effective leaders; Research & evaluation

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