December 08, 2020
Te Ahu o te Reo Maori goes prime time
The Education Ministry is expanding a professional development pilot into a nationwide initiative for teachers, leaders and support staff who wish to strengthen their use of te reo Māori.
Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says Te Ahu o te Reo Māori aims to normalise te reo Māori throughout the education system, so it is used every day by everyone in the classroom.
It was trialled in four regions last year with more than 1000 people in the education workforce graduating from the programme, and the ministry is aiming for up to 40,000 graduates over the next four years.
Based on a te reo Māori competency framework Ngā Taumata o Te Ahu o te Reo Māori, learning focuses on the use of local dialect; practice of reo use for a classroom setting; grammar and writing conventions; curriculum development; and language planning for the classroom.
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