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New report shows what’s important in building robust education system

“The report is clear that it’s important for our diverse Pacific learners to see their identities, languages, and cultures in the classroom, and this is not always happening,” Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa says. 

Devdiscourse News Desk | Wellington | Updated: 11-09-2019 14:09 IST | Created: 11-09-2019 14:09 IST
New report shows what’s important in building robust education system
“We also heard that being confident in who you are and where you come from are key to succeeding as a Pacific person, as are families and communities being central to the learning journeys of their children,” says Minister Salesa.  Image Credit: Twitter(@ADB_HQ)

Pacific learners want to see their identities, languages, and cultures valued in the classroom, according to a new report.

"The report is clear that it's important for our diverse Pacific learners to see their identities, languages, and cultures in the classroom, and this is not always happening," Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa says.

The Pacific Voices Summary Report highlights what's important to Pacific people in building a more robust education system, and has come out of the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga online survey. Over 16,000 people responded to the survey, with 872 (or 5 percent) identifying as being from Pacific communities.

"We also heard that being confident in who you are and where you come from are key to succeeding as a Pacific person, as are families and communities being central to the learning journeys of their children," says Minister Salesa.

"There is still a lot to do to ensure that the education system is working for all Pacific learners and their families. I really value the voices and experiences of our Pacific communities and want to partner with them to ensure all Pacific learners and families are safe, valued and equipped to achieve their educational aspirations. To start working differently and reciprocally, we want to collaborate with you to design the next Action Plan for Pacific Education."

(With Inputs from New Zealand Government Press Release)


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