Māori Medium Education

  • Māori Medium Kaiako Survey

    The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the findings from the 2012 Māori Medium Kaiako survey. This survey collected information from kaiako about their use of Te Marautanga o Aotearoa and Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori, confidence in using Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori, making overall judgements, reporting to whānau about student progress and achievement, assessment tools they used, their views on the PLD that was available and how Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori has informed and supported their teaching practice.

    Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: October 2013

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Kaiaka Reo: Reo-ā-Waha Ki Te Motu - The Development of Māori Oral Language Proficiency Progressions

    This report presents the development process and outcomes of establishing Māori oral language proficiency progressions for year one to year eight learners that would inform National Standards in Māori medium contexts. The Ministry of Education sought to improve its understanding and develop progressions that would make explicit the progress students could be expected to make at the different ages and stages of their reo Māori development and how this could be measured.

    Author(s): Katarina Edmonds, Ngaere Roberts, Peter Keegan, Waldo Houia, Hemi Dale, Hākoni Limited.

    Date Published: August 2013

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Evaluation of Whakapiki i te Reo: A professional development programme for kaiako in Level 1 and Level 2 Māori medium settings

    This report contains findings from an analysis of a quantitative survey of 50 kaiako from selected kura, and a series of qualitative interviews with kaiako, principals and Whakapiki i te Reo (WKR) providers. This particular report is concerned with assessing the outcomes from the WKR programme, and particularly with the impact the programme is having on the reo Māori development of students, and the building of kaiako capability and kura capacity.

    Author(s): Dr Rangi Matamua, Director, Kahukura Consultants.

    Date Published: August 2012

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Kaiako survey

    The purpose of this report is to provide a summary for the findings from the Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori Kaiako Survey.

    Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: August 2012




    Category: Māori Medium

  • Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Pāngarau Research Project

    In this research project undertaken by the University of Waikato three schools were selected as case studies to provide information about professional development they were involved in to support them implement Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Pāngarau and how parents would like the progress and achievement of their children reported to them.

    Author(s): Ngārewa Hāwera, University of Waikato.

    Date Published: October 2011


    Category: Māori Medium

  • Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Te Reo Research Project

    The purpose of this research project was to gather information to help inform a review and refinement of the draft Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Te Reo, and also to identify the support required for the implementation of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Te Reo and how whānau would like student progress and achievement reported to them. The project was undertaken by the University of Waikato and used a mixed method approach to collect the information.

    Author(s): Margie Hōhepa, The University of Waikato.

    Date Published: October 2011

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Analysis of Feedback from Readiness Workshops

    The Ministry of Education held a series of readiness workshops with the Māori medium sector about the implementation of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. The purpose of the workshops was to provide key information to school leaders, Boards of Trustees and In-Service Teacher educators to ensure they are well prepared and have a clear understanding of what they are required to do when implementing Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. At the workshops feedback was sought from attendees on their confidence towards implementing Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori, any challenges that existed and what further support was required. This report outlines the findings of the feedback from the Readiness Workshops.

    Author(s): Kāhui Tautoko Consulting Limited.

    Date Published: August 2011

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Māori tertiary education students in 2009

    This is a fact sheet in a series on Māori tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Māori Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

    This factsheet includes gender information on Māori tertiary education students, the qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Māori students. Also included is information on Māori employees in industry training and Gateway.

    Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: May 2011

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Te Piko o te Māhuri: The key attributes of successful Kura Kaupapa Māori

    The research project examines the key attributes of successful kura and how and why the attributes contribute to kura being successful. The research adopted a strengths based approach and focused on what is working, the strengths and resilience of kura, with the intention of promoting and building on the successes. The methodology implemented a case study approach involving 5 successful kura. The report addresses the outcomes and experiences sought and valued by whānau and iwi of the respective case study kura.

    Author(s): Nuki Tākao, Denis Grennell, Kate McKegg and Nan Wehipeihana, Māreikura Limited.

    Date Published: September 2010

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Te Piko o te Māhuri: Ngā āhuatanga matua o te Kura Kaupapa Māori whai angitu

    Ko te tino take o te rangahau, ko te rapu he aha ngā huānga matua o te Kura Kaupapa Māori e whai angitu ana. Ko te aronga o te rangahau, ko ngā kahanga o te kura me te whakaaro tonu ki te whakatairanga i aua kahanga, ki te whakapiki hoki i ngā kahanga i runga anō i te angitu. E whakaū ana, e whakamana ana, e whakanui ana tēnei rangahau i te hiranga o ēnei kura e rima kia puta mai ko ngā mātai take mō tēnā kura, mō tēnā kura. I taketake mai ngā kitenga matua i konei.

    Ko te tūmanako, mā te rangahau nei ngā kura katoa e tautoko, e whakaawe ki te whakaū ake ki tō rātou kaupapa, kia whakapaungia tonutia ngā kaha ki te whakarato i ngā akoranga mīharo nei. Ko te mutunga mai, ko te pikinga angitu ā-mātauranga, ko te whakaoratanga tonu ā-ahurea, ko te tukunga kia puawai ai ngā āhuatanga nei mō te Māori, mō te ao mātauranga o Aotearoa tonu, puta noa.

    Author(s): Nuki Tākao

    Date Published: September 2010

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Toitū te Reo: Evaluation of Tāiki E!, Haumi E!, Toi te Kupu and Eke Panuku

    This evaluative study, Toitū te Reo: Evaluation of Tāiki E!, Haumi E!, Toi te Kupu and Eke Panuku, provides a critical evaluation for the Ministry of Education of student materials used in the Māori medium sector.

    Author(s): Dr Mere Skerrett & Maraea Hunia

    Date Published: September 2010


    Category: Māori Medium

  • Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau: language and literacy in marae-based programmes

    This report explores the effectiveness of marae-based learning in providing language and literacy for Māori adults. It examines two marae-based programmes at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

    ‘Te piko o te māhuri, tērā te tupu o te rākau’ can be translated as ‘the way in which the young sapling is nurtured (bent), determines how the tree will grow’. For this research it symbolises the importance of strong learning foundations for future success in learning.

    Author(s): Susan Mlcek, Ngareta Timutimu, Carl Mika, Monte Aranga, Nikora Taipeti, Te Rurehe Rangihau, Te Makarini Temara, Yvonne Shepherd, Huturini McGarvey, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

    Date Published: August 2009

    Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

    Category: Māori Medium

  • High Level Executive Summary: Quality Teaching, Research and Development Māori Medium

    The focus of this summary is on the Māori Medium which involved a university team, two school based hubs (settings) of teachers with in-service teacher educator support and a provider to support on-line communication and materials development.

    Author(s): Developed from research coordinators’ original reports with their agreement.

    Date Published: May 2009

    Released on Education Counts: August 2009

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Te Rau Awhina: - Good Practice Examples of Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments

    This study was designed to investigate the practices of nominated Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments (PTEs) in relation to teaching & learning, and programme design & development. It also investigated for what reasons the nominated Māori and Pasifika PTEs used the strategies they did to develop teaching and learning. It asked what cultural elements were interwoven into their practices, and finally, to what extent the practices of the nominated PTEs compared with those considered in the literature to be indicators of good practice.

    Author(s): Dr Jane Marshall, Kathryn Baldwin and Dr Roger Peach

    Date Published: June 2008

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Senior Secondary Students’ Achievement at Maori-Medium Schools 2004 – 2006 Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provides some key statistics of Years 11 - 13 students’ achievement in NCEA1 at Maori-medium schools over the time period of 2004 – 2006. Maori-medium schools include Maori immersion schools and bilingual schools 2. Except for participation, all data are based on candidates 3.

    Author(s): Haobo Wang and Claire Harkess

    Date Published: October 2007


    Category: Māori Medium

  • He tini manu reo: learning te reo Māori through tertiary education

    This report examines the size and impact of the provision of te reo Māori courses through tertiary education over the period from 2001 to 2005, in order to provide an information base for considering future directions for supporting te reo Māori through tertiary education and areas for further research.

    Author(s): David Earle

    Date Published: April 2007


    Category: Māori Medium

  • Achievement at Māori Immersion and Bilingual Schools

    The achievement patterns of candidates involved in Māori-medium education, and whether they differ from the general population, are of interest to many groups, including school communities and policy makers.

    Author(s): Siobhan Murray

    Date Published: Various



    Category: Māori Medium

  • Bilingual Education in Aotearoa/New Zealand

    This report highlights some of the key findings from Professor May’s literature review that relate to Māori-medium education.

    Author(s): S. May, R. Hill and S.Tiakiwai

    Date Published: December 2006



    Category: Māori Medium

  • Ngā Taumatua - Research on literacy practices and language development (Te Reo) in Years 0-1 in Māori medium classrooms

    Ngā Taumatua was developed in 2002 as a 12 month professional development programme for resource teachers of Māori. A subsequent professional development programme called Ngā Taumatua Whakapakari was developed for Ngā Taumatua graduates and has been operating since 2005.

    Author(s): Stuart McNaughton, Shelley MacDonald, Julia Barber, Sasha Farry and Heneira Woodard

    Date Published: 2006


    Category: Māori Medium

  • Bilingual/Immersion Education: Indicators of Good Practice

    Based on a review of national and international research on bilingualism and bilingual/immersion education, this report explores effective approaches for bilingual education. While the focus was on Māori-medium education, the indicators of good practice can also be applied to other bilingual contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand, such as Pasifika bilingual education.

    Author(s): Stephen May, Richard Hill and Sarah Tiakiwai

    Date Published: 2004


    Category: Māori Medium

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