vital for Aotearoa New Zealand histories to be rolled out successfully
An advocate for the revitalisation of te ao Māori says making a genuine connection with local iwi is vital for schools to successfully integrate Aotearoa New Zealand histories into their curriculum.
But developing those relationships will take time, iwi leaders say.
The Ministry of Education earlier this year released the Aotearoa New Zealand histories curriculum, which aims to see local histories being taught in schools.
The move has been welcomed by some teachers and educators who believe it can help give pupils a sense of belonging in their community.