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

Case studies

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Teachers and leaders at several schools were interviewed about the appraisal practices that have contributed to supporting their Māori students to be successful.


A common feature of these schools is that they have a strong commitment to self-review. Teachers and in-school leaders are prepared to make themselves vulnerable. They question their own beliefs and assumptions, they are open to learning from their peers and their community, and they respond actively to what they learn. 

The case studies show examples of what these schools are doing to align teacher appraisal with professional learning in order to improve educational outcomes for their Māori students.

Although most of the schools were not engaged in the inquiry and knowledge-building cycle described in this website, the case studies have been organised around the cycle to exemplify its process. Most schools did apply an inquiry approach to trying new initiatives.

Appraisal principles in practice

Ruia case studies: Examples of the appraisal principles in practice – Teachers and leaders at eight schools shared their experiences with appraisal practices contributed to supporting Māori students to be successful. The findings from this work are grouped into seven themes that align with the principles of appraisal for learning. Explore the themes and what successful school are doing.

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