Māori and Early Childhood Education

Number of Māori language ECEs

In 2008, 15 percent of ECE services provided bilingual instruction, and a further 12 percent of services provided Māori immersion services. Since 2005, more than a quarter of ECE services are provided using at least some te reo Māori (12-100 percent of teaching time) as a medium for instruction as shown in Table 1.

Table 1: Number and percent of ECE services using te reo Māori as a medium for instruction (2005-2008)

Table 1: Number and percent of ECE services using te reo Māori as a medium for instruction (2005-2008)
BilingualImmersionSome Māori
language
Total ECE
services
Bilingual
%
Immersion
%
Some Māori
Language
%
2005492512100235981414 28
200648349798036651314 27
20074834809973750131326
2008575480105538811512 27

Source: Ministry of Education (2008). Annual Early Childhood Education Child and Staff Return. Customised dataset.

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