Māori Education


This topic page considers Māori education. It provides information on "The Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013 -2017", and provides links to material on Education Counts and other websites that may be of interest.

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 theme page provides access to research and statistical information on Education Counts.

Māori Education - Ministry of Education
Want different Māori education material? On the Ministry of Education's Māori index page you will find information about some of the policy and programmes most relevant to Māori learners including: The Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017, and other interesting policy and strategic information.
The Māori education strategy: Ka Hikitia - Accelerating Success 2013-2017
Want a copy of the strategy? The Ministry of Education website has both English and Māori language versions of the strategy.

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.

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. Visit: Māori Education Publications to view the latest Māori research education publications 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. Visit: Māori Education Statistics to view the latest Māori education statistics on Education Counts