Big shifts in education to support Māori and Pacific success
Happy, healthy children and young people learn better and are more likely to succeed in education, work and life when they feel safe and confident in themselves, and connected to their learning environments.
Through a series of in-depth discussions over the years, including the Kōrero Mātauranga, wānanga and the Pacific fono, we have consistently heard from Māori and Pacific communities that the education system has under-performed for them over an extended period.
Racism, discrimination and bullying are some of the main challenges they experience.
As a result, learners are disengaged from learning, and lacking motivation to succeed and pursue their life aspirations.
Ka Hikitia, Tau Mai Te Reo, and the Action Plan for Pacific Education set the direction on how we will achieve Aotearoa New Zealand’s 30-year vision for an education system that values the culture, identity and language of Māori and Pacific learners, and enable a learning environment that is free of racism, stigma and discrimination.
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