Post by Kiwi Frontline on Jun 11, 2021 6:19:41 GMT 12
REVIEW OF TEACHING RATIOS: CALLS FOR SMALLER CLASSROOMS, MORE TEACHER AIDES, AND INVESTMENT IN MĀORI EDUCATION
A independent review of primary school staffing has recommended smaller classes, more teacher aides and investing in Māori medium education, describing the current model as “broken”.
Staffing issues in primary education were exacerbated in Māori medium education, the review report saying it heard the education system was racist and failing tamariki Māori.
“The system of education in 1840 was put in place to colonise us. We haven’t had a Māori experience until the 80s. The system was not built for us. It was set out to destroy us. The system did its job,” one submitter said.
The report recommended significant investment in Māori medium education. That included putting initiatives in place such as grants, scholarships and low-interest loans, for teachers intending to work in Māori immersion education.....