November 09, 2023
Support needed to promote wahine Māori teachers
The Māori vice pesident of Te Wehengarua, the Post Primary Teachers Association, says a new report on developing the next generation of teacher leaders is too important to bury.
Me aro ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one – Wāhine Māori in Leadership collected the views of 348 wāhine Māori working in secondary schools across Aotearoa, including 316 from English-medium schools and 32 from kaupapa Māori schools.
Te Aomihia Taua-Glassie says it identified a lack of support for wāhine Māori teachers.
We need leaders in all hierachy of kura to have read the report, to have looked at some of the solutions – and te enact these kaupapa now, and not pass them on – which, I know is already happening.
Te Aomihia Taua-Glassie says teacher development options need to include more mentoring and kaupapa leadership programmes targeting Māori.