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A glowing report on the work of Te Wananga Takiura o nga Kura Kaupapa Maori o Aotearoa Inc reflects credit on that institution, on Tawhirimatea and Kaa Williams and their staff and students, and also on the tenacity and passion of the leaders of the whole kaupapa Maori education movement, says Associate Minister of Education Dr Pita Sharples.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

A new resource launched today will help improve Māori student achievement by strengthening the cultural awareness and skills of teachers in schools and early childhood education services, says Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

‘Tātaiako’ recognises the relationship between teachers and students as the all-important foundation for learning, and it provides a cultural competence framework for teachers engaging with Māori students, their whānau and communities,” said Dr Sharples.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

The Associate Minister of Education and Minister of Maori Affairs, Dr Pita Sharples, is assuring the whanau of kohanga reo that their concerns have been recognised, and solutions are being investigated.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education
  • Maori Affairs

Associate Minister of Education Dr Pita Sharples says he is excited by recommendations from the Maori Youth Council relating to professional development of teachers, because they align with his own views and work he has been doing.

“I have been developing a programme called ‘Tataiako’ for nearly two years now, of cultural competencies for teachers of Maori learners, and I am hoping to make an announcement quite soon,” said Dr Sharples.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Budget 2011 will provide significant capital and operational funding to strengthen delivery of school and community-based Māori language initiatives, Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples says.

It will also help teachers to engage better with Māori students, improve literacy teaching, and support Kura Kaupapa Māori.

Budget 2011 provides new funding for Māori education:

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education
  • Budget 2011

Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples celebrated today’s launch of Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori as a significant step towards improving literacy and numeracy among students in Māori language immersion classes.

“Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori will help to raise achievement for Māori-medium students and to develop Māori-medium education,” says Dr Sharples.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples have announced the establishment of a new secondary school over two sites in Hamilton and Palmerston North.

Tai Wānanga, a Year 9 to 13 secondary school developed in conjunction with Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, will deliver a tikanga-based education programme taught in English, but within a uniquely Māori environment.

Its curriculum will deliver employment-based qualifications as well as NCEA by aligning student learning to a pathway to employment or further study.

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples say that an evaluation of the professional development programme, Te Kotahitanga, shows it improves motivation and t

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples say the response to consultation over Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori (Māori-medium National Standards) has been po

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples have announced a funding increase of $1.5 million alongside changes which will see Alternative Education better meet th

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples have announced a $4.2 million funding boost for five early childhood education centres, which will benefit 280 children

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples says a knowledge of history is vital to identity, and all New Zealanders should learn the history of our country in schools.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education
  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

A new school providing education in Te Reo Māori has been established in Nelson and will open in 2012, Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples announced today

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Today's opening of new premises for a kura kaupapa Maori in West Auckland was a bittersweet event for Dr Pita Sharples, the Associate Minister of Maori Affairs.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Āwhinatia ngā kura kia ekengia ngā taumata mātauranga

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

What the Maori Battalion achieved in battle, their mokopuna are emulating in classrooms, laboratories and lecture halls and marae all over New Zealand, according to Associate Education Minister Dr

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples congratulates Te Wharekura o Manurewa on today's agreement with Education Minister Anne Tolley that the kura be established in its own right from the b

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Thousands more young Māori learners at 17 additional schools will benefit from the Te Kotahitanga secondary schools programme next year, Education Minister Anne Tolley and Associate Education Mini

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

A large-scale, grass-roots education campaign to raise literacy and education achievement levels in Manurewa is being launched this morning by Associate Education Minister Dr Pita Sharples.

  • Pita Sharples
  • Education

Minister of Education Anne Tolley and Associate Minister of Education Dr Pita Sharples today announced $8.9 million in grants from the Discretionary Grants Scheme, set up to increase the number of

  • Anne Tolley
  • Pita Sharples
  • Education