to improve education for Māori students, says research
Streaming should be abolished as it “exacerbates the long-term systemic failure” of Māori students, says new research into inequality in schools.
According to Christchurch-based think tank Tokona Te Raki, more than 90 per cent of New Zealand secondary schools operate streaming, which the Ministry of Education (MoE) defines “as grouping students [...] into different classes for some or all subjects based on perceived ability”.
Education minister Chris Hipkins does not support streaming and said the MoE is working “to move away” from the system.
But new research by Tokona Te Raki says it needs to be removed as it disadvantages Māori, increasing “learners’ sense of low self-worth and low self-esteem”.
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