April 26, 2013
Training college right place for Te Kotahitanga
Māori Affairs and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says schools running Te Kotahitanga can continue until their current contract ends.
The programme which lifts Māori achievement in mainstream secondary schools by teaching teachers how to relate to Māori learners is being replaced by a new scheme called Building on Success.
Dr Sharples says the Māori Party has supported Te Kotahitanga, but it’s a very expensive programme that was controlled by an outside body, Waikato University’s School of Education.
Pita Sharples says the Māori Party is pushing for widespread adoption of the Tataiako cultural competence framework, which teaches staff and school communities how to respect Māori culture and include it in the curriculum.
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