January 27, 2021
Record intake for kura teacher training
Massey University has welcomed the largest first year intake to its kura kaupapa teaching programmes since they began in 2012.
This week its School of Māori Knowledge, Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, has a pōwhiri for 41 of the 74 first year students.
That’s a 133 percent increase on last year.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori, Professor Meihana Durie says the fruits of the kōhanga and kura kaupapa movements can be seen in the bumper intake.
Te Aho Paerewa the country’s only post graduate Te Aho Matua initial teacher education programme, and Massey’s undergraduate degree, Te Aho Tātairangi, are open to fluent speakers of te reo Māori and are taught completely in the language.
Professor Durie says students will enter a sector where there is high demand for graduate teachers.
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