March 19, 2015
Minister keen on Maori curriculum
Education Minister Hekia Parata has welcoming the launch of a curriculum for kura kaupapa Maori.
Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua was developed by the kura’s umbrella runanga over the past three years with help from a $3 million allocation in the 2011 Budget.
Ms Parata says while te reo Maori me ona tikanga were a given in the 70-plus kura, the curriculum addresses other areas they need to focus on.
She says it is the quality of teaching that matters.
Hekia Parata says the strength of kura kaupapa and kura a iwi comes from the support they generate from whanau.
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