Te Arapiki Ako
"Towards better teaching & learning"

Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs

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Last updated 13 September 2013 15:06 by NZTecAdmin

Our interest in this work is quite evident, noting that the median age of Pacific peoples in New Zealand in 2006 was 21.1 years – considerably lower than the median age of the New Zealand population overall at 35.9 years (Census 2006).

It is this youthful Pacific population that will be expected to provide increased support for New Zealand’s future economy, and we are at a critical juncture in the development of the future workforce. Current educational and upskilling strategies have had, at best, limited success with respect to Pacific communities, an issue that we believe is being addressed with this work. This is where our involvement in this work programme comes into play – it is to ensure that what is on offer in the literacy and numeracy work programme is responsive to the needs and aspirations of Pacific peoples.


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