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Summary

This topic page considers Māori education. It briefly describes Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012, and provides links to material on Education Counts and other websites that may be of interest to those interested in 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 theme page provides access to research and statistical information on Education Counts.

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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 Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy, and other interesting policy and strategic information.

Ka Hikitia

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Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success:
The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012

A specialised Ministry website dedicated to Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012. Visit to find out more and get a copy of the strategy.

Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012 is a broad reaching five-year strategy aiming to transform and change the education sector, ensuring Māori are able to enjoy education success as Māori. This strategy is about realising potential, understanding and accepting that culture counts.

‘Ka Hikitia’ means to ‘step up’, to ‘lift up’, to ‘lengthen one’s stride’.  It means stepping up the performance of the education system to ensure Māori are enjoying education success as Māori.  It is a strategy that’s about changing and transforming the education system; it is not about slow, gradual and incremental change.

Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success is a strategy that sets out specific priorities, outcomes and targets over the next five years.  Primarily it aims to influence the thinking, policy, practice and services of Ministry of Education by building on the latest research evidence and from the ideas, hopes and aspirations of Māori throughout the country.  However, because it is a strategy that spans the entire education sector, it does and will have an impact on everyone within the education sector.

Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success has identified four main focus areas the evidence shows will have the most impact. They are:

  • Foundation Years (early childhood education and the first years at school)
  • Young People Engaged in Learning (particularly in Years 9 and 10)
  • Māori Language Education (setting and resourcing priorities)
  • Organisational Success (firstly for the Ministry of Education, and then for the rest of the education sector).


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Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012
Indicator Icon  Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012

This is the Ministry of Education's approach to improving the performance of the education system for and with Māori.  It is a key aspect of having a quality education system where all students are succeeding and achieving.

Author: Group Māori, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: 2009

Progress against Ka Hikitia targets

The following page provides the latest data on the targets from the Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012. This page is updated as new data is made available.

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  Indicator Icon  Progress on Ka Hikitia Targets
         The latest progress on the targets from Ka Hikitia.

How will we know if its working?

Ngā Haeata Mātauranga is a series of annual reports that monitor the achievement of government’s key priorities for the education success of Māori learners. This publication reports on the progress that the Ministry of Education and the sector are making in improving Māori student outcomes.

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Ngā Haeata Mātauranga: The Annual Report on Māori Education 2008/09
Indicator Icon   Ngā Haeata Mātauranga - The Annual Report on Māori Education 2008/09

This publication reports on the progress that the Ministry of Education and the sector are making in improving Māori student outcomes.

Author: Education Information & Analysis, Ministry of Education
Date Published: May 2010


Education Sector Indicators on Education Counts

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.

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         The latest education sector indicators on Education Counts.

Māori Research Publications on Education Counts

The Ministry undertakes and commissions a considerable amount of research, much of which is being utilised in the development of Māori education policies.

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  Indicator Icon  Māori Education Publications
         The latest Māori research education publications on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  Education Publications
         The latest education research publications on Education Counts.

Māori Statistics on Education Counts

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.

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  Indicator Icon  Māori Education Statistics
         The latest Māori education statistics on Education Counts.
  Indicator Icon  Education Statistics
         The latest education statistics on Education Counts.

New Zealand Government Sites of Interest


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Māori Education - Ministry of Education
A link to the Māori education index page on the Ministry of Education website.  From here you will be able to access more Māori education material.


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Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand is a government department and New Zealand's national statistical office. It is the country's major source of statistics.


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Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success
A specialised Ministry website dedicated to Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success: The Māori Education Strategy 2008-2012.



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Te Puni Kōkiri
Te Puni Kōkiri provides high quality policy advice to Government and other agencies, including the Ministry of Education.

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