February 11, 2021
Crash courses needed for teachers of Maori history
There's a warning kura are woefully under-resourced for the roll out of the new Aotearoa history curriculum.
Māori Principal's Association Te Akatea president Myles Ferris says many teachers lack the training and knowledge to effectively teach the history of Māori in their local area.
He wants to see more resources available for teachers stepping into te ao Māori.
"I'm not saying to parents yet 'have total faith that every teacher is going to be able to deliver this curriculum.' However, with the right resources and the support that's needed to uplift their knowledge, hopefully in five to 10 years time every kaiako in the country will be able to deliver it in a way that is uplifting and mana enhancing," Mr Ferris says.
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