What is the Impact and Implications of Ministry of Education Legislative Changes to Teacher Qualifications (effective 1 January 2006) on and for Teaching Staff in Kura Kaupapa Māori?
Part X of the Education Act 1989 requires all school authorities (state, integrated and private schools) to employ only teachers who are registered (i.e. teachers who hold a practising certificate or hold a Limited Authority to Teach [LAT]). Kura Kaupapa Māori (Māori language total immersion school) under section 155 of the Education Act 1989, have been exempt from Part X of the Act since registration was made compulsory in 1996. With the passing of the Education Standards Act 2001, the then Minister of Education, the Right Honourable Trevor Mallard, was required to set a date to lift the exemption for registration for kura kaupapa Māori teachers in consultation with Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. The date agreed to was 1 January 2006. This research report examines “What is the Impact and Implications of Ministry of Education Legislative Changes to Teacher Qualifications (Effective 1 January 2006) on and for Teaching Staff in Kura Kaupapa Māori?”
Degree Name: Master of Indigenous Studies
Degree Discipline: Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies
Keywords: Kura Kaupapa Māori; KKM; Te Kōhanga Reo; TKR; Section 155 Education Act 1989; Kura Kaupapa Māori Establishment Process; Kura Kaupapa Māori Study Awards; Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust; Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa; TRN; Teacher Registration Legislation; Limited Authority to Teach; LAT; New Zealand Teachers Council; NZTC; Roll; Decile; Staffing; Māori Language Revitalisation; Māori Education; Schooling in New Zealand
Research Type: Dissertation