7 Oct 2010

Too few schools implementing new strategy - ERO

6:38 am on 7 October 2010

The Education Review Office says the Ka Hikitia strategy will lift Maori educational achievement, but too few schools are implementing it.

A major review of how schools are managing their Maori students found widespread failure to develop specific programmes or policies, despite continued evidence of failure.

ERO review services manager Charles Rolleston says Ka Hikitia suggested ways for schools to bring whanau and iwi into the school to help Maori secondary students learn, but only a minority of schools have picked it up.

He told Waatea News schools which don't improve the performance of their Maori students will be put under close scrutiny until they lift their game.