Election 2014 - Party Policies - Maori/Pasifika Education

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Maori/Pasifika Education

Maori/Pasifika Education

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  • Work with Māori based organisations and representative groups to develop a programme of enhancing rangatiratanga in Māori education at all levels, and provide adequate resources to support this.
  • Build the capacity of the Ministry of Education, ERO and education sector agencies to lift the performance of the education system for Māori students, and improve monitoring, evaluation and measuring of progress towards this goal.
  • Support the comprehensive study of New Zealand history, including Te Tiriti o Waitangi, at all curriculum levels, in order to reduce racism and foster a sense of identity in our communities.
  • Ensure that Pasifika learning is embedded throughout the New Zealand Curriculum, and is developed with the input of communities.
  • Support and strengthen the Pasifika Education Plan and develop a national Pasifika Education Strategy. (more here)

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  • Increase the number of kōhanga reo to improve accessibility, including in low decile areas.
  • Develop a policy framework to support the kaupapa of kōhanga reo, including an appropriate regulatory and licensing regime, to increase participation, quality, and the health and safety of kōhanga facilities.
  • Increase funding for kōhanga reo to implement the policy framework, equitable to that in teacher-led early childhood education.
  • Invest in training more kaiako in special education from a Māori perspective.
  • Increase the number of kura kaupapa Māori, and wharekura, to greatly improve accessibility to Māori immersion education, and increase funding to ensure quality of provision. (more here)

  • Establish ten experiential learning pilots in Māori medium and general education schools, to grow entrepreneurial skills.
  • Invest in opportunities to migrate Māori educational content into the digital environment (te reo versions of digital publications and books re-versioned in a Māori framework).
  • Ensure Mātauranga Māori to be one of the National Science Challenge priorities.
  • Implement ‘first language first’ policy in literacy instruction and learning for Pasefika students; a bilingualism – biliteracy position where skills and knowledge can later be transferred to English.
  • Provide further support for the implementation of Te Aho Matua in Kura Kaupapa Māori. (more here)

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  • Work with Te Ropu Takawaenga Maori o Aotearoa, the national body of Resource Teachers and Advisors of Maori known as NARTAM, and the sector to develop a clear set of national guidelines for Resource Teachers of Maori (RTM) similar to those for other resource teachers.
  • Review the 1996 Memorandum of Understanding which defined the prime purpose of the Resource Teachers of Maori service specifically around kaiako/teacher support to deliver quality teaching and learning Te Reo Maori in both immersion and English-medium schools Years 1 to 13.
  • Work with the sector to develop national curriculum guidelines and progressions for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Maori in immersion schools Years 1 to 13.
  • Review and implement a cohesive approach to training, support and ongoing professional learning and development of teachers of Te Reo Maori in secondary schools.
  • Provide opportunities through scholarships for secondary school teachers to access appropriate qualifications to complete in-service training in Te Reo Māori so they can support bilingual education. (more here)

  • Target Maori and Pacific Communities for closer involvement in school life and student learning to improve achievement rates.
  • Encourage the use and teaching of Te Reo in all schools. (more here)

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