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Children and young people are accepted, respected and connected

Lead agency: 
Ministry of Education
From 2019

Development work is underway on Te Hurihanganui (previously Te Kotahitanga). The programme aims to support equitable outcomes for Māori learners by addressing cultural bias and racism in the education system (Te Hurihanganui) and supporting whānau to engage in the education of Māori learners (Mana Whānau).

The work involves testing and evaluating initiatives that support education professionals to enhance classroom practice and whole-of-school culture. It will also test and evaluate initiatives that support whānau to engage in the education of their children and young people and enable iwi and Māori organisations to facilitate and broker this engagement.

From October 2020, the Ministry of Education will launch Te Hurihanganui in six communities across Aotearoa, with the commitment to support those communities for three years.

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