Taku Ipukarea Kia Rangatira: The Achievements Grade Four Maori Literacy: 2010 - 56% at or above national standard (2009 - 48.9%) NCEA Maori : 73% (target 90%) Maori Language Framework Reviewed – vocabulary and comprehension (G1-8) Big push on Maori resource development Re-establishment of Maori Language Week Collaboration with NZCER on relevant assessment tools Advisory services have pedagogical focus to complement curriculum services PEDF baseline completed and moderated. Production of MoE Research Journal, End of Decade Report Growing recognition of Cook Islands progress and practices in immediate and wider region
Taku Ipukarea Kia Rangatira: The Next Steps Maori language resource development MEd programmes with research Continued work with NZCER and involvement in PILNA Re-establishment of UNESCO National Commission
Taku Ipukarea Kia Rangatira: Challenges and Issues Community perception around Maori Language Embedding and sustaining pedagogical change Regional coordination for PEDF and related programmes
Learning and Teaching: The Achievements Numeracy:72% at or above national standard in 2010 (60.9% in 2009) Literacy (English): 65% at or above national standard in 2010 (77% in 2009) ECE – increasing roll numbers, high level of teacher participation in professional development. Strong collaboration with Te Kakaia programme. NCEA Level 1 – National: 49%, Lit = 72%, Num = 83% (Tracking: 2007 - 40.5%; 2008 - 54.9%; 2009 - 51.8%) NCEA Level 2 – National: 53%, Lit = 97%, Num = 96% (Tracking 2007 – 43%; 2008 – 51% 2009 – 64%) NCEA Level 3 – National: 55% (Tracking: 2007 – 23%; 2008 – 36%; 2009 – 39%) Te Kura Uira – pilot of locally produced on line learning programmes (Mitiaro, Nassau, Rakahanga) Development of Enterprise and Financial Literacy programmes Secondary school subject scope enhancement
Learning and Teaching: The Next Steps Evaluation of Lead Teacher Programme in Literacy and Numeracy Development of new assessment tools Officially lower enrolment age for ECE Secondary Literacy and Numeracy Continued increase of scope – subjects and programmes Continued development of Guidance and Careers programmes
Learning and Teaching: Issues and Challenges Increasing scope and accessibility of secondary and dual pathway programmes Provision of support to isolated schools Pockets of low ECE enrolment (particularly in Penrhyn and Ivirua) Secondary school male literacy
Learning and the Community: The Achievements Considerable media campaign – focus on bilingual campaign development Strengthening of School Committee role Te Kakaia programme Healthy Schools Strategy Inclusive Education development Reestablishment of Community Education
Learning and the Community: The Next Steps Further School Committee training and support programmes Continued support for Inclusive Education and Healthy School Strategies Implementation of Community Education Policy
Learning and the Community: Issues and Challenges Shifting mind sets on parental roles Critical mass of capacity in school committees “Selling” life long learning Resourcing Inclusive Education
Infrastructure and Support: The Achievements New Ministry of Education financial management systems (response to Audit requirements) Fitness of Purpose approach to specialist learning areas (science labs, ECE, ICT) Human Resources Management development (PDS, PDP, PIP) Fast Track Teacher Training Initiative Vastly improved ICT structure and support mechanisms School Review processes completely overhauled with more accountability and focus on quality (NFAs) Internal Quality Management Systems developed for the Ministry of Education (R&I Analysis, Priority Reporting, Peer Audit)
Infrastructure and Support: The Next Steps Passing of the Education Bill Strengthen the integration of ICT in education. MoE: implementation of internal QMS Build school based financial capacity Achieve an unqualified audit report (asset management) FOP – set next round of priorities to ensure cohesiveness Renewable energy and green practices
Infrastructure and Support: Issues and Challenges Continued stress on school operational budgets (power, telecommunications) Teacher Training (embedding theory in practice) Services to isolated communities (delivery and support) Some outstanding infrastructural issues MoUs, Central Agency Relationships
The Way Forward ECE – support programmes for parents, increase participation, human and physical resourcing, health and safety Literacy and Numeracy – resource development, best practice models, professional development, community support Secondary School Programmes – scope and retention, careers and guidance systems, expand dual pathways, quality staffing and resources, celebrate high achievement Isolated Students - investigate different models of distance education (mixed modalities), improve technology access and infrastructure, development of Te Kura Uira Community Education – second chance and adult learning, efficient use of resources, collaboration with other agencies, adult literacy baseline Accountability and Transparency – targeting of funds, regular updates to all stakeholders, achieve to our vision and the goals of the Education Master Plan.
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