Achieving equity and excellence for diverse students across multiple learning contexts is one of the most enduring challenges facing educators in Aotearoa New Zealand. As a nation, our priorities in education are to reduce achievement disparities within and across schools. Reducing disparity can be achieved by improving educational provision to support quality pathways and equitable outcomes for all students. Equity is achievable through leadership that is transformative, culturally responsive, relational and evidence based. Our facilitators draw on the new ERO indicators, linked to Tātaiako and the theoretical underpinnings of culturally responsive and relational pedagogy to develop a coherent approach to leading change.
Culturally responsive pedagogy has proven to be a key teaching and leadership practice in accelerating Maori achievement within English medium settings, creating contexts where learners are able to connect new learning to their own prior knowledge and cultural experiences.
Experts in Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogy are skilled in collaborating with educators to create these contexts and draw students into them, improving student engagement and laying the groundwork for accelerated academic outcomes and celebrating Maori students' cultural identity.
Search below for our people who are skilled in applying Culturally Responsive and Relational Pedagogies to English medium settings.