war of words over 'prescriptive' style guide
A language expert has weighed in on Te Pūkenga's style guide, saying it's a "little bit too prescriptive" as staff push back on efforts by management to shape the words they can and can’t use.
Te Pūkenga, Aotearoa's largest tertiary education provider, issued a style guide recommending words staff should and shouldn't use.
It recommends not using the words "student" or "trainee", but instead using "ākonga" the Māori word for student or "learners" and instead of "staff", using "kaimahi" the term "our people" or calling colleagues "work friends" or "whanau".
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