Ka Hikitia timeline

1998 

Extensive consultation by the Ministry of Education and Te Puni Kōkiri with Māori about developing a Māori education strategy.

1999

The first Māori education strategy is published, which has 3 main goals:

  1. Raise the quality of English-medium education for Māori.
  2. Support the growth of high-quality kaupapa Māori education.
  3. Support greater Māori involvement and authority in education.

2005

Māori students are showing some significant improvements in educational performance. New initiatives are developed, such as research projects and evaluations providing more information on student achievement and the Ministry’s iwi partnerships.

The 1999 Māori Education Strategy is republished to reaffirm the Ministry’s commitment to Māori education.

2006

2006 marks the first stage in the redevelopment of the Māori education strategy.

Ka Hikitia: Setting Priorities for Māori Education is published as an internal document, setting out the proposed Māori education priorities for the next 5 years of engagement with iwi and key education sector groups.

Ka Hikitia: Setting Priorities for Māori Education contributes directly to the Tertiary Education Strategy 2007–2012.

2007

Ka Hikitia — Managing for Success: The Draft Māori Education Strategy 2008–2012 is released, combining the earlier priorities with goals, actions and targets.

Between August and October there is public consultation on Ka Hikitia — Managing for Success: The Draft Māori Education Strategy 2008–2012.

2008

Ka Hikitia — Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008–2012 is released.

2012

The Ministry of Education leads the Me Kōrero — Let’s Talk! survey. The feedback from the survey is used to inform the next phase in the Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013–2017.

2013

Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013–2017 is released.

Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013–2017 celebrates success and accelerates the pace for more of it.

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