Tag Archives: Maori Education

It’s a good question

Many moons ago, but in an influential piece of writing, R Bishop and T Glynn write: “Whose interests and agendas is the education system established to promote? In New Zealand Maori people have been denied participation in the decision-making systems … Continue reading

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Kaitiaki Collective – democratic schooling in NZ

Fantastic to hear! http://kaitiakicollective.weebly.com/ “Kia ora!  Join us in creating a democratic school in Auckland, based in part on the Sudbury Valley School model, and rooted in indigenous Maori wisdom.”

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Sustainability education and a collective perspective

There is an interesting discussion about sustainability on Radio NZ National in which some good points on the values promoted by education are raised. Particularly: Bronwyn Hayward discusses the results of some research she has been involved in bilingual schools. … Continue reading

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whakapapa is foundational to Māori pedagogy

Considering how Māori education has evolved in NZ since colonisation –  and how Ka Hikitia: Managing for success can support Māori education now – Jan Mills identifies key focus points around which change can be made. One such key area of focus … Continue reading

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The 4G Spectrum debate

The most recent episode of Te Tēpu dealt with the 4G spectrum claim and was really interesting – the arguments presented are incredibly valid and merit serious consideration by educators. Te Tēpu Sunday 14 July 2013 http://www.maoritelevision.com/tv/shows/te-tepu/S09E014/te-tepu

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Excellent resource for learning te reo Maori

I have to promote a language resource I just started using – Ian Cormack’s Te Rere o te Reo (The Flow of Language) series, the first book of which is titled Te Hikuwai. It’s awesome! I’ve done my share of … Continue reading

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TE TIRITI O WAITANGI

I made these notes for some overseas teachers at some point: On Wednesday, February 6th,New Zealand celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi.  This document, surrounded by so much political debate, marks the beginning of an important era in … Continue reading

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Maori social health – some discussion

In their discussion of violence in New Zealand, James and Jane Ritchie devoted some discussion to the way in which Maori social health deteriorated after, and as a result of, colonisation by the British Crown. Having described the urbanisation of … Continue reading

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success as Maori – MinEd support

http://temangoroa.tki.org.nz/ http://tetereauraki.tki.org.nz/

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Project Matauranga

My partner just pointed this out to me: PROJECT MĀTAURANGA Sundays, 8.00pm (R) Project Mātauranga is a science series presented by Dr Ocean Mercier, a lecturer at Victoria University that celebrates Māori innovation in the science sector. The series investigates … Continue reading

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