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Priority learners

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The New Zealand Curriculum sets out a vision for all of our young people to become confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners.

The curriculum resources on this site are developed with this vision and New Zealand's priority learners in mind.

Priority learners are groups of students who have been identified as historically not experiencing success in the New Zealand schooling system. These include many Māori and Pacific learners, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, and students with special education needs.

ERO (August 2012)

Government goals and priorities

Ministry of Education - statement of intent 2010-2015 (PDF 890KB)

Ka Hikitia - Accelerating success: The Māori Education Strategy 2013-2017

Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017

Special Education

Recent publication

Evaluation at a glance: Priority learners in New Zealand schools

Supporting communities on TKI

Updated on: 12 Feb 2014