In Te Kura Huanui: The Treasures of successful pathways, the video interviews with leaders, kaiako, and original founders of the Māori-medium movement, generously provide a glimpse into communities deeply committed to revitalising and strengthening te reo Māori and tikanga Māori for their mokopuna, tamariki and future generations.
By forming a strong community of support around the learner, the kura whānau (Māori-medium community) is able to nurture learners at every phase of the learning journey – taking care of their emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual wellbeing.
From the outset, the research was conducted with a strong kaupapa Māori approach and a shared commitment to uphold the tikanga and philosophies of each learning environment. The research was conducted by Māori, for Māori, with Māori and in te reo Māori and was co-designed in partnership with Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori, Ngā Kura ā-Iwi and Te Kōhanga Reo.
In this video, filmed with leaders, kaiako and founders of the Māori-medium movement, we are introduced to the common conditions and differing philosophies found across Māori-medium education.
“It is hoped that the knowledge is passed down to the next generation, that the next generation is educated, that the next generation is healthy, and that all of our schools flourish across the country for generations to come – and that they believe in themselves.” Watson Ohia, Pōu Kōkiri, Ngā Kura ā Iwi
WATCH: Te Kura Huanui: The Treasures of successful pathways - Overview (In te reo Māori with English captions)