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Managing for Success / / Mäorì Education STraïegu

2008-2012

Updated 2009



For more information and resources, visit:

www.minedu.govt.nz

www.educationcounts.govt.nz

Ngä Haeata Mätauranga: the Annual Report on Mäori Education provides data on Mäori education, as well as case studies about success. Copies are available from the Ministry of Education or download the report from www.educationcounts.govt.nz.

Te Mana Körero Relationships for Learning is one of the resources that the Ministry of Education has available to support realising Mäori potential in education. It reflects the latest evidence show- ing what works in high quality teaching for Mäori students. Order your copy on 0800 660 662 [Item number 11275].



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KA HIKITIA – MANAGING FOR SUCCESS: THE MÄORI EDUCATION STRATEGY 2008-2012

UPDATED 2009

Personalising Learning: A professional, parental, and learner responsibility

REALISING MÄORI POTENTIAL



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He Whakamärama

The triangle shape represents our mountains, our heritage, and our foundation, challenging us to ascend and strive for success. The three sides represent people who focus on education learners, parents and professionals. The three stylised koru represent the strategies that we must employ in order to be successful and the lenses through which we focus on those strategies. The background shading represents mai i te po ki te Ao Marama – “from darkness to enlightenment.” Each branch of this poutama pattern represents the shifts we are seeking through presence, engagement and achievement. The poutama represent progressive development in stages, aspirations, reaching for more, the quest to realise potential.

Ngä mihi

The Ministry of Education would like to sincerely thank all the people whose photographs and quotations feature in this strategy document. Un-cited quotations have come from Ngä Haeata Mätauranga 2006/07: Annual Report on Mäori Education, Ministry of Education 2008, from feedback during the consultation process on Ka Hikitia Managing for Success: The draft Mäori Education Strategy 2008–2012, or from Te Mana Körero Relationships for Learning Teaching Resource.

PEPEHÄ

Ko Te Rarawa töku iwi Ko Ongaro te maunga Ko Rotokäkahi te awa Ko Mörehu te marae Te Te Uri-o-Tai töku hapü

Ko Michael Anstis töku ingoa

Triangular motif designed by Michael Anstis

The koru represent the different levels of achievement in learning through education and pathways in life.



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CONTENTS

Foreword from the Minister of Education 4

Foreword from the Secretary for Education 5

Introduction 7

Mihi 8

Strategy and Success – from the Deputy Secretary, Mäori Education 9

Background 12

Strategy 17

Strategy overview 18

Strategic intent 18

Student outcomes 18

Strategy approach 19

Mäori Potential Approach 19

Ako 20

Strategy focus areas 21

Focus area one: Foundation Years 21

Focus area two: Young People Engaged in Learning 22

Focus area three: Mäori Language in Education 24

Focus area four: Organisational Success 26

How things will change (Key levers) 27

Action Plan – Focus area one: Foundation Years 30

Action Plan – Focus area two: Young People Engaged in Learning 32

Action Plan – Focus area three: Mäori Language in Education 34

Action Plan – Focus area four: Organisational Success 36

Measuring success 38

Glossary 40

References 42



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Foreword from the Minister of Education

Pou hihiri, pou rarama. Tënei te pou o te whare mätauranga, te kaupapa e tü nei. Ü te pou, mäia te pou; kia hui te ora ki runga i a tätou, kia puta ki te whai ao, ki te ao märama; e ngä nui, e ngä rahi, tënä koutou, tënä tätou katoa.

It is my pleasure to present this refreshed version of Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success: The Mäori Education Strategy 2008 – 2012.

This government is committed to lifting the performance of the education system. Achieving this for and with Mäori is a priority. We need to move away from characterising the problem as the failure of Mäori learners within the system to how the system can maximise Mäori potential. Maori enjoying education success as Maori is what we are about.

There are still challenges ahead. While overall the New Zealand education system performs well above average internationally, there is an unacceptably wide spread of achievement.

Inequitable education outcomes for Mäori have persisted for too many years. Lifting Mäori educational achievement will help raise the overall performance of our education system, productivity and the economy. It is the right of every learner to be successful and the education system must deliver on this entitlement.

Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success gives us the opportunity to transform the system’s performance for and with Mäori, so that Mäori are able to enjoy education success as Mäori. It is about taking action and understanding that we are all responsible and accountable for achieving success. Learners, their families and whänau, early childhood centres, teachers, principals, schools, boards of trustees, tertiary institutions, the education sector agencies, through to me as Minister along with my colleagues, share responsibility for ensuring success.

Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success is not about doing the same things in a different way or different things in the same way. It is about a shift in thinking and behaviour, a change in attitudes and expectations. It is about personal responsibility and collective accountability.

Improvements will come from key government initiatives, including raising participation in high quality early childhood education that is culturally responsive, setting and monitoring expectations, for example through the National Standards on literacy and numeracy, ERO’s strengthened scrutiny of under-

performing schools, the ongoing investment in professional leadership and development and the government’s support to reduce barriers to participation, attendance and engagement through policies like the Youth Guarantee and Trades Academies.

Realising Mäori learners’ potential does not ask for, or require, a special response but rather a professional response. It is about commitment to doing better with what we have, not compliance, nor complacency. Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success is a call for action.

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the change we seek. This government is committed to change for the better and looks forward to working with everyone in the sector to achieve our common goal. Success is our only option.

Hon Anne Tolley

Minister of Education



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Foreword from the Secretary for Education

Tënä anö tätau e whaia nei tenei mea te mätauranga i tea o, i te po.

He tau hou te tau, huri te tau, hua te tau, ä, tënei tätau e whai whakaaro nei ki ngä mahi o Ka Hikitia – He Kauhou Manawaora kua tutuki i a tätou, hei whakatutuki tonu atu mä tätou, nö reira kia ü, kia manawanui ki te kaupapa.

Ka Hikitia - Managing for Success: The Mäori Education Strategy 2008 – 2012 has challenged us as a sector to work together with greater urgency to make real difference for and with Mäori learners.

The refreshing of Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success reflects the government, sector and community’s support for the strategy and reinforces the Ministry’s commitment to leading change in the education for and with Mäori learners.

Education is changing and children and young people need to live and learn in an environment where diversity is respected. Woven throughout the ministry’s work is Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success, the strategy for improving equity in education for and with Mäori. It is a broad reaching programme of action spanning the entire education sector, with demanding goals to be achieved by the ministry and across the sector by 2012.

This strategy challenges us to work together to make the difference we know is needed for Mäori learners. It outlines the actions that the evidence shows will make a difference. I urge you to join me in bringing this strategy to life and in realising the potential of Mäori learners.

At a system level, realising the potential of Mäori is complex. It requires a range of varied responses and this is what Ka Hikitia – Managing for Success outlines in its approach, levers, focus areas, goals and actions. It attends to the conditions early in the system to ensure students in their early years and first years of secondary school are present, engaged and achieving, and strong relationships with educators, whänau and iwi are supporting them to excel.

In my foreword in the original version of this document, published in 2008, I noted that in many ways the momentum has started and work is underway.

It was therefore heartening to see in Ngä Haeata Mätauranga: the Annual Report on Maori Education 2007/08, published in

February 2009, that there is evidence of young Mäori and their whänau increasingly involved in early childhood education, and gaining the foundation literacy and numeracy skills needed for a smooth transition to school and future learning.

Further improvements in education system performance for and with Mäori learners will also come from key initiatives including implementation of the new National Curriculum, Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (the new curriculum for teaching and learning in Mäori medium settings), National Standards in literacy and numeracy, fine tuning of NCEA, increased attention to raising achievement through investments in professional development of principals and teachers and the implementation of the Youth Guarantee policy.

The challenge was then, and remains, to build on success and share what we know more widely, effectively, consistently and quickly. This means working differently. It means making Mäori education success the highest priority and doing everything we can – as part of an education sector committed to ensuring that every learner succeeds – to realise Mäori potential in all that we do.

The Ministry of Education is committed to leading the change in the education system – and making a difference for our country by significantly improving education outcomes for and with Mäori. We must constantly challenge ourselves to step up and keep using the knowledge we have to realise the potential of Mäori learners.

Ngä mihi nui ki a koutou katoa

Karen Sewell

Secretary for Education



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REALISING MÄORI POTENTIAL INTRODUCTION



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MIHI

Tënei ka hikitia, tënei ka häpainga Ki te tihi o te rangi I kakea ai e Täne kia riro mai ai Ko te whakaaronui, ko te wänanga

Tënei ka hikitia, tënei ka häpainga Ko te koha nui möu, mö te tangata He mätauranga ka eke He manaakitanga ka tau

Tënei ka hikitia, tënei ka häpainga Te kete nui o te ako Tïkina, horahia ki te motu Hei oranga möu, hei oranga mo tätau Ki te aotüroa

Haramai te toki, haumi e! Hui e! Täiki e!

Be uplifted and raised on high To the heavens above Where Tane sought and received Understanding and knowledge

Be uplifted and raised on high This gift is presented thus ‘Tis knowledge to help achieve And care for the future

Be uplifted and raised on high This kit of learning Take it and spread the good word throughout the land For what will be of benefit for one will benefit the many In the days ahead...