This inequity of resourcing includes not only material resources but personnel. A further issue for kura delivering the Te Marautanga o Aotearoa (TMoA) curriculum is that not all of the learning valued by TMoA currently has NCEA achievement standards available.
Below are some of the things we have heard, and some questions that may be useful for your conversations around the future of NCEA.
Aligning Principles: Credibility, Wellbeing, Equity
"It is way past time to raise the standard of teaching for Maori / Pasifika. There is plenty of research and examples of successful teaching practice to draw on. Time to get on with it and stop running scared of doing something challenging."
Aligning Principles: Equity, Wellbeing, Coherence
"Whakarongo Standard for Te Reo Māori has become much more difficult (across all levels) as they are now asking students to think more critically. The students are now being asked to write a more in-depth answer, and as stated 'critical thinking' and 'analysis' and 'inference' skills are now needed. We as teachers are not given sufficient time to teach all of these skills and there should be more cross-curricular/integrated studies."
Aligning Principles: Coherence, Pathways, Equity
"We want to help grow young people who are confident, creative and critical thinkers, able to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people, able to communicate with others, and are culturally responsive and aware."