Māori Education


Māori education is a priority area of work for government and the Ministry of Education. Accordingly there is much work going on in this area affecting Māori children, students and communities. This page provides links to "The Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017", as well as research and statistical material on Education Counts and other websites that may be of interest.

Māori Education: Publications, Statistics, Indicators and Information

Please consider the environment before printing the contents of this report. For links to: Māori education publications, statistics and indicators for the education sector please refer to 'Related Pages' inset box (top right).  For further information including The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017 and other related Māori education information, please refer to the external websites under the 'Where to find out More' inset box (right).

The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017

The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017  is an updated strategy building on the changes of 'The Māori Education Strategy: Ka Hikitia - Managing For Success 2008-2012'  (which set the direction for improving how the education system performs for Māori students). This renewed strategy aims to change how the education system performs so that all Māori students gain the skills, qualifications and knowledge they need to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.

Māori Education Resources

Māori Research Publications

The Ministry undertakes and commissions a considerable amount of research, much of which is being utilised in the development of Māori education policies. Māori Education Publications  are released on Education Counts  .

Māori Statistics

The Ministry of Education holds various collections of statistical information obtained through Ministry of Education processes, including data on student participation and achievement, and sector performance across a range of educational and financial criteria.  Māori Education Statistics are released on Education Counts.

Education Sector Indicators

A set of Education Sector Indicators has been developed to help assess and monitor the 'health' of education in New Zealand. The indicators focus on the outcomes of education and training, and the important influences on those outcomes.

Indicators assist us to identify key strengths and weaknesses in the education sector and monitor the progress, or lack of progress, being made towards key educational goals.

A fundamental principle of our approach to monitoring is that where an indicator is thought to be worthy of monitoring, it should be monitored by separate ethnic groups as well as the total population. Two-thirds of the indicators have information on Māori, including tables of information.