Posts Tagged ‘Māori and Pasifika school achievement’

Streaming students is racist

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
streaming students

Streaming students by ability in schools is racist, researchers say. Yet streaming continues. This is despite evidence suggesting mixed-ability classes are more successful. Amid a long-term push away from ability grouping, both the Ministry of Education and the Government support think tank Tokona Te Raki – Māori Futures Collective aim to stop this. In a Read more

It’s cool to read and it’s cool to aspire

Thursday, November 17th, 2022
Literacy and numeracy

Education not the welfare system is the key to getting out of poverty. So is the view of Alan Duff – New Zealand novelist, newspaper columnist and Duffy Books in Homes founder. Duff says people should get rid of “losing” mindsets and Māori should drop the “mantra of colonialism”, as “it’s a losing mindset and Read more