scoop.co.nz 12 Mar, 2021 02:45 am

Teachers vote to oppose streaming in schools

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The NZEI Te Riu Roa National Executive and Te Reo Areare, its Miro Māori Council, adopted the position at the organisation’s meeting in Wellington this morning.NZEI Te Riu Roa National President, Liam Rutherford, says there was eager support for the motion.NZEI Te Riu Roa Matua Takawaenga Laures Park agrees.” Mr Rutherford says many schools have found alternatives to streaming already.

Decades of evidence have shown that for our tamariki, and for Māori and Pasifika children especially, streaming has long had negative impacts on their educational achievement and their participation at school.“Landmark research last year showed yet again that streaming stands in the way of what tamariki Māori need to achieve well: they need to feel culturally safe, and academically challenged.

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