to tell students histories 'never been told'
Waikato teachers were asked to “open their hearts” and to remember “the hurt is still there” in an emotion-filled day led by experts in Waikato history as schools across the country begin to set the scene for the New Zealand history curriculum.
Around 1000 teachers from 22 schools in the Waikato gathered at a teacher development day in Hamilton on Friday to learn about some of Waikato’s conflicts from 1863 to today and how to address decolonisation in the education system.
With New Zealand history to be introduced into school curriculums next year, well-known speakers Dr Vincent O’Malley, Associate Professor Tom Roa and Professor Joanna Kidman spoke of the importance of telling Waikato’s “shatter zoned” history.
Local iwi Ngāti Wairere made a promise to schools that they will guide teachers in their learning through a shared partnership.
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