Enhancing te reo Māori proficiency of graduates from Initial Teacher Education programmes to teach in Māori-medium settings
What level of te reo Māori proficiency should a graduate from an approved Māori medium teacher education programme have to begin their teaching career?
Te Pouherenga Kaiako o Aotearoa began a project to develop a framework to guide assessment of student teachers prior to their graduation.
The Whakamanahia te Reo Māori project is driven by the Education Council’s Māori Medium Advisory Group. It has encompassed a three phased approach involving:
- Phase one: An environmental research report (He Tirohanga Hōtaka) on the influences that effect te Reo Māori competence of graduates
- Phase two: An international and national literature review (He Tirohanga Rangahau) of research on second language acquisition and pedagogy
- Phase three: The development and piloting of a draft te Reo Māori proficiency framework (Te Kohikohinga o ngā Taonga mahi).