Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori: Kaiako survey Publications
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
Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori were developed in 2009 by Māori-medium leaders in Te Reo and Pāngarau and launched in Rotorua at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Rotoiti in 2010. They describe the kōrero, pānui, tuhituhi and pāngarau skills and knowledge that students need to learn in all learning areas across Te Marautanga o Aotearoa at different points of their years 1 to 8 schooling.
In 2011 Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori were made available to kura and Māori-medium settings who use Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Professional learning and development (PLD) was provided to kura to support them to improve their understanding and use of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. Not all kura were involved in the PLD.The Ministry of Education sought the experiences of kaiako in Māori-medium settings about Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori at which point they had been available to kura for almost a year. A survey for kaiako was undertaken in November 2011. A total number of 102 survey forms were received. Fifty-six were from kaiako involved in PLD and 34 who were not. Twelve kaiako did not specify whether they were involved in PLD. Twenty-six (25%) were completed either fully or partly in te reo Māori and 76 (75%) were completed in English. The original intention was to analyse and report on the data by kaiako who were involved in PLD and kaiako who were not. This was not possible due to the very low response rate. All survey forms have been analysed together. Over half (55%) of kaiako who responded to the survey had been involved in PLD during 2011 for Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori. The majority of those who undertook the PLD considered that it was useful. They said that their overall understanding of the requirements of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori had improved as a result of the professional development.
Overall the level of confidence in using Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori now that they have been available to kura for almost a year is relatively high. Fifty-five per cent of kaiako were 'confident' or 'very confident' and 35% were 'not very confident' or 'not at all confident'.
Kaiako with high levels of confidence indicated that this resulted from receiving valuable professional development and support in understanding Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori and how to implement it within Māori-medium settings.
The majority of kaiako had made or were planning to make overall judgements about their student's progress and achievement. Fifty per cent of them indicated that they had already done so, while 27% said they had planned to.Some kaiako said that they had not made any overall judgements. The reasons given for this were that their schools had not implemented Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori or because of a lack of professional development and support.
The level of confidence in making overall judgements was high. Almost 60% were 'very confident' or 'confident' in making overall judgements. A quarter of kaiako (27%) were 'not very confident or 'not at all confident'.
When kaiako were asked whether they had met or planned to meet other kaiako to discuss and moderate overall judgements, almost half reported that they had already done so and an additional 28% said they had planned to before the end of the year. Some (12%) reported that they had not met or had not planned to meet before the end of the year.
The level of confidence in moderating overall judgements was also high. Fifty-seven per cent of kaiako reported that they were 'very confident' or 'confident' in moderating and 27% said they were 'not very confident' or 'not at all confident'.
A requirement of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori was that schools must report student progress and achievement to whānau at least twice a year. The majority (80%) of kaiako indicated that they had reported to whānau at least twice or more during the past year or had reported once during the year and planned to do so again before the end of the year.A few kaiako (15) said they had not reported to whānau during the year, although two of these planned to do so before the end of the year. None of the remaining 13 kaiako provided an explanation as to why they had not reported to whānau.
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