Te aromihi pouako e puta ai ngā ihu o ngā ākonga Māori

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners

Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners (Ministry of Education 2011) provides a framework that can support professional development and learning for teachers, leaders, and aspiring principals.

The framework identifies five competencies and for each provides indicators at four levels: entry to initial teacher education, graduating teachers, certified teachers, and leaders. Supporting the indicators are possible outcomes expressed as examples of learner voice and of whānau voice.

The competencies are:

  • Wānanga: participating with learners and communities in robust dialogue for the benefit of Māori learners’ achievement
  • Whānaungatanga: actively engaging in respectful working relationships with Māori learners, parents, whānau, hapū, and iwi
  • Manaakitanga: showing integrity, sincerity, and respect towards Māori beliefs, language, and culture
  • Tangata Whenuatanga: affirming Māori learners as Māori, providing contexts for learning where the language, identity, and culture of Māori learners and their whānau is affirmed
  • Ako: taking responsibility for their own learning and that of Māori learners.

The New Zealand Teachers Council, now the Education Council, participated in developing the framework.

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