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Award-winning Pasifika Dual Language Resources available

Supporting Pacific children and young learners through series of dual-language resources.

Champion for Pacific learners Dr Rae Si`ilata honoured

Dr Rae Si`ilata, a lecturer in Biliteracy-Pasifika Education at the Faculty of Education and Social Work, is one of the recipients of the Pacific Education Award in this year’s SunPix Pacific People's Awards.

Urespa and Ārahitanga – Māori leading the way for indigenous groups around the world

The Urespa Project, which aims to revitalise Japan’s indigenous Ainu’s culture and language wants to learn how Māori are revitalising their language.

Students are “flying” with Te Reo Māori version of maths resource

A new Te Reo Māori version of a popular maths resource has enabled students at a kura in Hamilton to complete activities that they previously couldn’t.

Spotlight on new grads: Bicultural engagement at heart of new doctorate

Dr Frances Hancock’s doctorate research shows that “difference is not an uncrossable divide” when it comes to bicultural engagement.

It’s not about us without us: Equity and education

The failure of NCEA to provide an equal opportunity for all students to succeed was at the forefront of discussion at Education Central’s recent ChalkTalk debate on the NCEA Review. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

Opinion: Kaanihi Butler-Hare – Te Reo Māori and Aotearoa history should be taught in...

Seventeen-year-old Kaanihi Butler-Hare is a student at the Māori immersion kura, Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Te Ara Whānui in Lower Hutt. He is studying English through Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu (Te Kura) and wrote this persuasive piece about Te Reo Māori for his level 2 Writing folio.

The importance of incorporating te reo Māori into the curriculum

It is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori and as the Green Party calls again for Te Reo Māori to be a core curriculum subject by 2025, Jody Hopkinson looks at examples where our first language is being honoured.

Reclaim, reframe and realise: culturally sustainable ECE

Dr Lesley Rameka’s research looked at the importance of reclaiming, reframing and realising Māori and Pacific cultural knowledge in early childhood education settings.

Te reo report card for schools: Trying hard, but ‘fragile’

A new report says schools are trying hard with te reo Māori but their successes are "fragile" - often depending on a single Māori teacher and liable to collapse if that person leaves.
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