cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners

Tātaiako provides a guide for teachers, their employers, Initial Teacher Education providers and providers of on-going teacher professional learning to think about what it takes to successfully teach Māori learners.

It is a starting point for schools and early childhood education services to develop cultural competence. It is most effective when whānau, hapū and iwi work together with schools and services to determine the cultural competencies that are particular to their communities. 

A culturally responsive teacher will recognise during their journey towards demonstrating cultural competence that is is important to see themselves as learners alongside whānau and all decisions are made in partnership.

Tātaiako helps teachers to understand and value what is important when taking a Māori world view in relation to teaching Māori learners. It is a framework that highlights five competencies that are essential values that need to be present when engaging Māori learners.

Link to article and digital copy: Tātaiako: cultural competencies for teachers of Māori learners :: Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand


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