Kura Kaupapa Māori Programme

Te Ira Tangata

He hōtaka ako a Te Ira Tangata e pā ana ki te hōkakatanga.

E 8 ōna akoranga hei whakaakotanga mā ngā ākonga o ngā tau 7 me te 8 kei ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori e kuraina ana. Ko te pūhuruhurutanga me te tuakiri o te tamaiti ngā tino aronga o tēnei hōtaka, ā, kua waihangaia tēnei hōtaka kia hāngai ki te tirohanga a te Māori ki aua mea e rua. Hei whakawhanake i tēnei hōtaka, i mahi tahi mātou ko ētahi Kura Kaupapa Māori e rua, me kī, mei kore ko aua kura ka kore hoki ko tēnei hōtaka. I roto i ngā marama tekau mā waru kua taha ake, kua mahi tahi mātou o Te Whāriki Takapou me ētahi kaiako, whānau, tohunga, me ētahi pūkenga hei whakarite, whakaako, whakamātau hoki i te hōtaka e kīa nei ko ‘Te Ira Tangata’. Nā, e āhei ana ki te tiki i tēnei hōtaka mai i tō mātou whārangi ipurangi nei mō te kore utu. Waihoki, kei roto i te hōtaka nei he hononga ipurangi ki ētahi rauemi tūmatanui hei tautoko i ngā mahi whakaako i te hōtaka. Ki a mātou, me whakahāngai ngā kaiako i tēnei o ngā hōtaka ki ō rātou ake horopaki, ā, he pai ki a mātou kia tukua mai ō koutou whakahoki kōrero, pātai rānei.

Te Ira Tangata is an 8-session sexuality education programme designed for Years 7 and 8 students attending total immersion Kura Kaupapa Māori schools. The 8-session programme draws upon mātauranga Māori understandings of te pūhuruhurutanga and te tuakiri o te tamaiti. The programme was developed in partnership with two Kura Kaupapa Māori without whom this programme would not have been possible. Over an eighteen month period teachers, whānau, and Māori community experts worked alongside Te Whāriki Takapou to design, teach and evaluate the programme named ‘Te Ira Tangata’. The programme is available to download for free through our website. The programme includes electronic links to publicly-available resources that support programme delivery. We encourage teachers to customise the programme so that it meets local requirements and look forward to questions or comments to joeliee@tewhariki.org.nz.


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