The slow inclusion of mātauranga Māori in schools
Developing curriculums to include mātauranga Māori is a slow process – but it’s worth the wait, writes Melisa Chase.
Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi – From my contribution, and your contribution, we will flourish.
It’s an interesting time in education with the recent inclusion of mātauranga Māori into the curriculum. I’m fortunate to work at a kura where the complexities of the recent inclusion of mātauranga Māori in the curriculum did not cause the leaders to succumb to their fears. Instead they chose to talk to the right people, make it a priority and problem solve ways to authentically move forward. Of course it hasn’t been roses, sparkles and sunshine but we are committed to transforming mindsets of teachers and students by providing equal space for mātauranga Māori into our teaching practice, in order for it to
Titiro whakamuri, ka kōkiri whakamua – Look back and reflect so we can move forward
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