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“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: Productive partnerships | Identity Language and Culture | Ako

    Living Heritage is an online bilingual initiative that enables New Zealand schools to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community.

  2. Filed under: identity language and culture | Ako

    Tangatawhenua.com the website for Maori news and indigenous views has articles, photos, and results from Te Matatini 2013 Kapa Haka National Championship.

  3. Filed under: identity language and culture | effective leaders

    School leaders are asked to do some of their learning in a bicultural context driven by tikanga Māori – that is through Māori ways of doing and thinking. The structure and progression of the wānanga show a clear example of this in practice.

  4. Filed under: Identity language and culture | effective teachers

    This paper, presented at Third Annual New Zealand Science Education Symposium, Massey University, Wellington; November 2002, outlines three models for aligning Western science with other knowledge systems and promotes the view that dialogue about the issues raised is a necessary first step to achieving any change in relevant classroom practice.

  5. Filed under: identity language and culture | effective leaders

    In this report Elizabeth Harrison, Principal, Ramanui School, Hawera reviewed what is “happening” in other schools out of her immediate area where there are significant numbers of Māori on the roll.

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

    John Hone Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi, a member of the 28th (Māori) Battalion passed away on Monday 25 June 2012, at the age of 91.

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

    Te Ao Mārama 2012 is a collection of statistics about Māori from a Māori perspective.

  8. Matariki 08/06/2012

    Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective teachers

    There are lots of online resources to support the teaching and learning of Matariki and this page provides links to just a few.

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

    Living Heritage is an online bilingual initiative that enables New Zealand schools to develop and publish an online resource, based on a heritage treasure in their community.

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

    The science online website presents resources to support scientific knowledge and Māori knowledge about mussel biology.

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