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Māori Education Guide: Culturally Responsive Education for Māori Student Success



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Culturally Responsive Practice: Primary and Secondary Education

Ministry of Education Programmes and Resources

  • Tātaiako: Cultural Competencies for Teachers of Māori Learners. "This practical document sets out competencies and guidelines for supporting Māori students to succeed as Māori in education." It relates to Ka Hikitia: the Māori Education Strategy (see below). It is also available as a book in the Education Library LB 1775.4 .N5 .T216 2011
  • Te Mangoroa. Links to resources for supporting Māori students to succeed as Māori in English-medium schools.
  • He Kākano. "A ... professional development programme to develop culturally responsive leadership and teacher practices to ensure Māori learners achieve success as Māori."
  • Supporting Māori students in Inclusive Education.
  • Te Kauhua. This was a schools based action research programme to help schools and whanau work together.
  • Te Kotahitanga.This is a research and professional development programme to support teachers and schools to improve Māori student's learning. In 2016 this programme is not currently being funded in schools, but this site has links to useful information and research.
  • Core Education - Culturally responsive practice


There are many books on effective teaching methods for Māori student success. To find them, use the Māori subject heading     Waihanga and also use the search term cultural responsive practices

Journal Articles

To find journal articles on effective teaching of Māori students, search Multisearch (on the left of this page) or one of our specialist education databases. Here are some links to a few articles:

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