I’m conscious that I need to update ALEC’s Study Guide with more information around Māori literacy and numeracy initiatives. I’ve started gathering up some newer links and info. Here’s a start:
Improving Literacy and Numeracy for the Māori Workforce
- There is a summary of research put together by Te Puni Kokiri here.
- And a PDF of the summary here.
The same link takes you to four case studies. The following info is pasted in from the Te Puni Kokiri link above.
1. The Tūwharetoa Adult Literacy Initiative is coordinated by the Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board, and is provided by Literacy Aotearoa. This programme provides literacy and numeracy support to learners in the Taupō region, in order to facilitate employment or further training. The case study summary can be read here.
Tūwharetoa Māori Trust Board Adult Literacy Initiative [PDF, 1.2MB]
2. The Commercial Fishing and Processing Course is delivered by the Westport Deep Sea Fishing School, a Private Training Establishment. This 20 week programme aims to equip people with skills to gain employment in the deep-sea fishing industry. The case study summary can be read here.
Westport Deep Sea Fishing School Commercial Fishing and Processing Course [PDF, 1.2MB]
3. Whakatō te Mātauranga is coordinated by the Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board. The programme adopts a multi- pronged approach to learning – integrating life skills with the academic imperatives of NCEA level 1. The programme is normally one year full-time, although learners can stay for two to three years. The case study summary can be read here.
Wairoa Waikaremoana Māori Trust Board: Whakatō Te Mātauranga [PDF, 1.2MB]
4. TeamWorks is an on-site programme at Downer EDI Works and is delivered by an external provider, The Learning Wave. The programme comprises eight modules focusing on: leadership; communication skills; problem-solving; task planning; work roles; and team work. There are two, two day courses, with six weeks coaching and individual project work in between. The case study summary can be read here.