August 18, 2014
Curriculum a blueprint for Maori values
Kura kaupapa around the country are trialling a new curriculum being developed by their national body.
Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua will be officially launched in April 2015.
He says it offers a blueprint for the expression of Maori values and beliefs in education.
Its principles are about putting the learner first, embedding Maori knowledge and ensuring tamariki are receiving instruction in and through te reo Maori.
There are now more than 270 Maori medium schools catering to almost 17,000 students.
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