First Māori education strategy
About the first strategy
The first Māori education strategy was launched in 1999 and had 3 main goals:
- To raise the quality of mainstream education for Māori.
- To support the growth of high-quality kaupapa Māori education.
- To support greater Māori involvement and authority in education.
That first strategy recognised that Māori educational success was a Ministry-wide responsibility. It created an environment that led to a range of new initiatives, including:
- iwi education partnerships
- professional development programmes, such as Te Kotahitanga and Te Kauhua
- the Whakaaro Mātauranga communications campaign (Te Mana — ki te Taumata) and the appointment of more than 20 pouwhakataki (Māori community liaison officers) throughout the country
- additional Māori-medium schooling support initiatives such as resource teachers of Māori
- student engagement initiatives.
In 2005, the strategy was republished to reaffirm the Ministry of Education’s commitment to Māori education.
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