The next generation of kura kaupapa Māori teachers are being taught at Massey University, but it is also reo speakers, people familiar with tikanga and Māori leaders who are being developed.
The university’s Te Pūtahi-a-Toi, school of Māori knowledge, has two programmes that train people to be teachers at kura kaupapa Māori (Māori immersion schools): the Te Aho Tātairangi undergraduate course and Te Aho Paerewa postgraduate course. The two courses will have 29 graduates later this year.
Most students were native te reo speakers and had been through kura kaupapa Māori schools, which many would end up working in.
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