Treaty of Waitangi Education Kit
A project completed in 2011, undertaken by the Auckland Workers' Educational Association, to support provision of Treaty education in the tertiary sector by making teaching resources easily accessible.
The main aim of the project was to develop teaching guides and resources to support the provision of Treaty of Waitangi education in the tertiary sector, including 24 Treaty activities.
Research the Treaty and develop 24 Treaty activities with teaching guides and resources.
Project LeaderAuckland Workers' Educational Association
Christine HerzogAuckland Workers' Educational Association
Deborah RadfordAuckland Workers' Educational Association
Karena Stephens-WilsonMāori Treaty Educator
The project addressed several current problems:
- The Treaty of Waitangi is unique; teaching resources are not available from overseas; there are no Treaty ‘textbooks’ for tertiary education.
- Because it has been taught for fewer than twenty years, teaching resources have not been published to date.
- Due to the fact that it is a minor part of the curriculum, it is not a recognised area of teaching expertise.
- There are very few Treaty educators in the country, therefore it is not available in most community ACE programmes.
- The Treaty is a controversial subject about which most adults know very little; many educators avoid becoming involved and/or do not provide quality learning experiences.
- There are insufficient numbers of people wanting to learn about becoming Treaty educators at any specific time and place to have a formal professional development programme.
Future development | A larger, but longer-term, goal is to develop a virtual community of Treaty of Waitangi education practitioners.
(PDF, 2.1 MB, 115-pages).
- 31 March 2011