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New framework for Te Aho Matua kura kauapa Māori

Hon Chris Carter
Minister Responsible for the Education Review Office
Hon Parekura Horomia
Associate Minister for Education

22 February 2008 Media Statement

New framework for reviewing Te Aho Matua kura kauapapa Māori

Minister responsible for the Education Review Office, Chris Carter, and Associate Education Minister Parekura Horomia were at Hoani Waititi Marae in Auckland today to launch the new framework for reviewing Te Aho Matua kura kauapapa Māori.

“This is an exciting step for immersion education. Kura will now have a resource to support their own self-review and ERO’s processes will be more transparent,” said Mr Carter at the launch today.

ERO has worked with Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa and the Ministry of Education during the past year on refining the process for reviewing kura that operate in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua.

“What’s special about this work is that it demonstrates the value we place on mātauranga Māori, reo Māori and tikanga Māori.” said Mr Horomia

“ERO recognises the importance of the philosophy that guides these 60 or so kura, and is conscious of the part its reviews can play in improving education for students. “

“Kura Kaupapa Maori play a vital part in ensuring the preservation of our language and our tikanga. This new framework will ensure that our Kura are evaluated in a way that is consistent with principles akin to this special structure of learning.”, said Mr Horomia

Two ERO publications set out the process for these reviews:

A Framework for Review and Evaluation in Te Aho Matua Kura Kaupapa Māori, and Evaluation Indicators for Education Reviews in Te Aho Matua Kura Kaupapa Māori.

These complete the series ERO has already published for schools, early childhood education services and kōhanga reo. As with the others, they have been printed as working booklets so that everyone involved in a kura can have their own copies. The publications will also be on ERO’s website.


22 February 2008 Media Statement
He pou tarāwaho hou mō te arotake i Te Aho Matua kura kaupapa Māori

I Hoani Waititi Marae, Tamaki Makaurau te Minita whai mana mō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, a Chris Carter, me te Minita Tuarua mō te Mātauranga, a Parekura Horomia, ki te whakamānu i te pou tarāwaho hou hei arotake i Te Aho Matua kurakaupapa Māori.

“He haerenga whakaongaonga tēnei mō te akoranga runaki. Ka whai rawa ngā kura ināianei hei āwhina i a rātou ki te arotake i a rātou ake, ā, ka mārama ake ngā whakaritenga a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga,” i kī a Chris Carter ki taua hui i te rangi nei.

I te mahi tahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ki Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, me Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, mō te kotahi tau ki muri ki te whakatika i ngā whakaritenga mō te arotake i ngā kura i whakahaere ana i raro i ngā kaupapa o Te Aho Matua.

“Ko te mea motuhake mō ēnei mahinga ko te whakaatu i te wāriu e whai wāhi ana te mātauranga Māori, te reo Māori, me ngā tikanga Māori,” e kī a Horomia.

“E kite ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te whai take o te kaupapa e ārahi ana i ngā kura e ono te kau pea, ā, e mārama ana ia ki te whai wāhanga o āna arotake ki te whakakaha ake i te whai mātauranga o ngā akonga.”

He wāhanga taketake tonu tā ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori ki te whakapūmau kia toitū tā tātou reo me a tātou tikanga. Mā tēnei pou tarāwaho hou e whakapūmau ka arotaketia a mātou Kura ki runga i ngā kaupapa e piri ana ki tēnei rōpu motuhake mō te ako,” i kī a Horomia.

E rua ngā tānga a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, e hora ana i te tukanga mō ēnei arotake.
He Anga mö te Arotake me te Aro Mātai i Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua, me te Tohu Aro Mātai mā ngā Arotake Mātauranga i roto i Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua.

Ko ēnei te whakatutukitanga o ngā tānga ā te Tari Arotake mā ngā kura, mā ngā ratonga mātauranga kōhungahunga me ngā kōhanga reo. He rite anō ki ētahi atu, i tāngia hei pukamahi, kia taea ai e te katoa e whai wāhi ana ki tētahi kura, ā rātou ake tauira pukamahi. Ka whakaputaina hoki ngā tānga ki te paetukutuku a te Tari Arotake.


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