Study shows families speaking Te Reo at home more likely to enroll their children in kaupapa Māori education

Almost half of all Māori parents who speak te reo at home are likely to enrol their child in kaupapa Māori education, Stats NZ said today.

“This is positive news and shows the importance of te reo and culture in influencing a parent’s decision on educational pathways,” Stats NZ Kaihautu Rhonda Paku says.

The new report’s findings support the view that parents’ cultural characteristics – using te reo, and being connected to and valuing Māori culture – are important in their choice of schooling for their children.

Read the full article and download the report here.

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