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Wharehoka Wano.

One more look at Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017

21/05/14

This third and final blog post in the Ka Hikitia series is an interview with Wharehoka Wano, Kaihautū Māori at CORE, who shares his views about the strategy and offers practical advice.

Whare discusses the principle of ako – a two-way teaching and learning process, and emphasises the importance of identity, language, and culture. He concludes the interview by challenging schools to engage with Māori students and their communities, and take action to accelerate Māori achievement.

The blog post includes guiding questions and links to related resources to help schools consider what actions they will take to bring life to the Māori education strategy.

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E-book launch to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language Week

15/05/14

The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Deaf Aotearoa, have launched six new e-books, from the Ready to Read series, to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week. These apps are available on iTunes (for Apple devices) or GooglePlay (for Android devices) and are free to download.

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New Zealand Sign Language Week

02/05/14

New Zealand Sign Language Week takes place this year between 12 and 18 May. New Zealand Sign Language Week provides an opportunity for schools to reflect on the inclusion principle and explore the values of diversity and respect. This special week enables students to make use of key competencies, especially using language, symbols, and text and relating to others. By learning NZSL students will achieve learning outcomes described in the learning languages learning area. This resource page provides ideas and resources that teachers and students can use to get involved.

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