13 Nov 2020

Reservations over Education Ministry's hopes for more te reo

From Midday Report, 12:46 pm on 13 November 2020

A te reo Māori academic says he has reservations that educators will adequately incorporate te reo and tikanga into their everyday lessons.. 

The Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, this morning published a statement of priorities, giving education providers a checklist of things to work on - including incorporating te reo and tikanga Māori into their everyday life in a meaningful way. 

A Victoria Univeristy te reo Maori lecturer, Vincent Olsen-Reeder, says on the face of it - it looks good.

But he told Māni Dunlop better plans need to be put in place to protect teachers and students.