November 25, 2020
Te Hurihanganui trials begin in Porirua schools
Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says the launch of a new education framework is an important milestone in the work needed to address racism in the education system and improve outcomes for Māori.
Te Hurihanganui is the successor to the Te Kotahitanga programme axed by the National-led Government and is based on evidence of what works for Māori in education.
It was launched off this week at Takapūwāhia Marae in Porirua, where it will be implemented in eight schools at secondary, intermediate, primary and early childhood level including Mana College and Tawa College
Mr Davis says Te Hurihanganui is a community-wide kaupapa that says tackling racism and inequity is everybody’s responsibility.
It can only be achieved if ākonga, whānau, hapū, iwi and communities lead the journey alongside educators and policymakers.
It will be trialled in six communities around the country and changes developed in those communities will be built back into the education system.
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