27 Jul 2018

Teachers call for NZ history curriculum improvement

From Morning Report, 8:48 am on 27 July 2018

A teacher in Whanganui says she was shocked when she heard another teacher tell his class that Māori were lucky the British didn't wipe them out. Riria Henry was in her final placement for teachers' training in 2011, when she says she sat in on a social studies class, with mostly Māori students. Miss Henry is joining a chorus of other teachers calling to enhance the way our history is taught, and to teach it more widely. Our Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan reports.