June 09, 2014
Resource created for Maori history courses
More Maori history will be taught in primary and secondary schools.
Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples yesterday launched Te Takanga o Te Wa, a $1.6 million initiative to help schools and teachers incorporate Maori stories into course materials and NCEA programmes.
He says schools and kura will also have the opportunity to use local expertise from iwi and historians within their communities, to incorporate local histories into their curriculum.
Dr Sharples says the initiative will strengthen students’ sense of personal identity and engagement with where they are from, through the teaching of relevant and localised Maori history.
So far teaching and learning guides have been developed for years 1-4 , and there are also new assessment resources to support NCEA level one history teachers.
More resources will be developed over the next two years.
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