Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: Annual Report on Māori Education 2007/08

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Ngā Haeata Mātauranga – The Annual Report on Māori Education, 2007/08 is the ministry’s one-stop-shop for data, evidence and information about Māori education.

Author(s): Education Information and Analysis Group / Group Māori [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: February 2009


Ahuatanga Māori

Māori traditions.


Effective teaching and learning for Māori students and the conditions that support it. Within the Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success strategy, ako comprises two important aspects: culture counts and productive partnerships.

Best Evidence Synthesis

Research that draws on different pieces of existing research, increasing the sector’s understanding about what works in education.

Bilingual classrooms / units

Classes where some learners in a school are involved in te reo Māori (Māori-medium) education for between three and 20 hours per week.


A group of schools.


Shared understandings, practices, norms and values of a group of people.


A rating system that rates schools by the socio-economic status of its community.


Dispositions are ‘habits of mind’, or the willingness and inclination to do something, such as:

  • recognising when it is relevant to draw on particular skills, knowledge, and values
  • being motivated to use these to achieve the task at hand
  • knowing how to do so appropriately.

English-medium or mainstream education

Teaching through the English language.


The range of information and data to inform practice.



Hui Taumata Mātauranga

Māori education summit.

Immersion schools

Schools in which students are taught through Māori language for more than 80% of the time.


Tribe – social group of people with shared family links, culture and language dialect.

Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success

The Māori Education Strategy 2008–2012.

Kaiwhakahaere Ahurea

A manager that provides supervision and support in a cultural way. This includes the special and unique aspects of who and how Māori are in te Ao Māori.  It is an term inclusive of the nature of the mahi within special education.

Kaupapa Māori education

Māori education that incorporates a Māori world view and ways of teaching in a range of settings including bilingual and immersion settings.

Kōhanga reo

Māori language settings (early childhood education services) affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.

Kuia and Koroua

Female and male elders (respectively).

Kura kaupapa Māori

Māori language school settings based on Māori philosophies.

Levers for change

Tools or ways of working that will bring about change.

Mainstream schools

Schools where the teaching is in English.

Māori language education

All education that teaches Māori language skills and delivers education through te reo Māori.

Māori Language Education Framework

A framework that will guide government investment in achieving quality outcomes in Māori language education.


Teaching that includes significant use of te reo Māori. Learners are taught curriculum subjects in both te reo Māori and English or in te reo Māori only.

Mātauranga Māori

Māori knowledge, norms, principles and experiences that diverse Māori communities value and practise as part of their world view.

National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA)

National qualification for secondary school learners.


New Zealander of predominantly European descent.


People of Pacific Island descent.


A role in charge of linking tamariki, rangatahi and whānau with educators – to inform whānau about education.

Private training establishments

Training establishments in New Zealand that offer a wide range of courses, most tending to specialise in particular subjects.

Puna reo

An early childhood centre.


Māori youth.


Area / specific geographic location.



Schooling improvement projects

Targeted professional development programmes to lift learner achievement.

Schools Plus

A programme of action to ensure that every young person is participating in education, skills,or structured learning, relevant to their needs and abilities, until the age of 18.


Of or involving both social and economic factors.

Statement of Intent

Document that sets out how a government agency will deliver their contribution to government goals and priorities.

Student Engagement Initiative

A project focused on engaging learners in school.


Something of value, treasure.

Te Aho Matua

Māori charter that sets out principles and practices of teaching and learning for kura kaupapa Māori (schools designated under section 155 of the Education Act 1989).

Te Ao Māori

Māori world view and values.

Te Mana (ki te Taumata)

An initiative that encourages learners of all ages to take responsibility for their education.

Te Marautanga o Aotearoa

The draft curriculum for Māori-medium schooling.

Te Puni Kōkiri

The government agency for Māori development.

Tikanga Māori

Māori custom (shared practices and principles).




Māori tertiary establishment characterised by teaching and research that develops, maintains, advances and disseminates Māori knowledge.


Family or group of people with a close common bond.

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