July 05, 2015
Schools on show for world
New Zealand will get a chance to show off its bicultural education strategies to the world later this year.
The Global Education Leaders Partnership will be held in Tamaki Makaurau in November, bringing together countries from Brazil to Finland to discuss best practice in education.
Education Minister Hekia Parata says the focus will be on indigenous frameworks, and community ownership and digital networks.
She says as well as looking at Maori medium education, it will look at how indigenous frameworks can support mainstream schools.
"Our Ka Hikitia policies, Nga Kai Ako, there are a range of approaches that we take in New Zealand that are becoming more and more the norm in all of our schools whether they are Maori medium or not, to what we want to showcase is the duality of our system both the Maori medium and the mainstream and how together the use of cultural context, language and identity support successful educational outcomes," she says..
Hekia Parata says the Education Review Office is identifying schools around Auckland where they can show international delegates examples of practice excellence.
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