ERIC Number: ED105180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Maori Adult Education: Report of a Working Party.
National Council of Adult Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Traditional preliterate Maori society had an integrated educational structure, later augmented by the work of various Maori and European organizations. Auckland University developed programs in Maori adult education in a bicultural setting, and recognition has evolved of the needs of Maori people for education in coping skills and in Maori language and culture. Best methods and techniques in Maori adult education require facilities and leaders sympathetic to Maori culture. Various agencies represent present and potential sources of adult education. A Working Party of the National Council of Adult Education responded to the need for assessing effectiveness and extent of present-day Maori adult education, and directed its recommendations specifically to New Zealand departments, agencies, and organizations. Although there are a large number of agencies providing services, recommendations sought to strengthen key agencies which would assist and advise others, rather than to reduce the number of agencies. The proposed solution was a structural network that would involve certain secondary schools and a Department of Education adviser to provide liaison. A functional network would then involve positions and agencies on the community, regional, and national levels. Other agencies, some existing and some proposed, would provide special services and resources. (MDW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Adult Education, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand