The vision that unperpins Te Whāriki, "implies a society that recognises Māori as tangata whenua, assumes a shared obligation for protecting Māori language and culture, and ensures that Māori are able to enjoy educational success as Maori."
Te Whāriki, page 6
This project was funded by Ako Aotearoa and examined how bicultural competence is applied in the education of early childhood kaiako in Māori pedagogies, identities, languages, and cultural beliefs, and how Māori pedagogies are valued in the provision of early childhood education in Aotearoa.
In addition to the research report, a number of very useful resources for ECE kaiako were developed. These include posters and brochures, which are available as PDFs.
Te Papa has a range of hands-on educational experiences, led by our knowledgeable and enthusiastic education team. There are a range of curriculum-linked learning programmes, which can be tailored for your education environment. Contact the Education team at Te Papa to find out more about how they can help support your programme.
Learn te reo Māori online
There are a number of free websites and resources designed to help you learn te reo Māori. These include: