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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][td_text_with_title custom_title=”LITERACY”]Literacy learning encompasses knowledge about literacy as well as knowledge about literacy acquisition. Literacy is the ability to understand, respond to, and use those forms of written language that are required by society and valued by individuals and communities.

All the Cook Islands Curriculum documents recognizes the importance of Cook Islands Maori language, culture, traditions, and history. This includes, fostering of collaborative learning, provision of language activities to support the context of learning, attitudes and values, and just as importantly where it all closely fits with the home and community. Therefore, I envisage the promotion and implemention of effective literacy programmes using these documents within one’s first language. This can be done by exposing children to the written word at every opportunity, ensuring the use of local resources that can be obtained at schools, local library, national library, Ministry of Culture , and providing PD sessions giving advise and guidance on up-to-date pedagogical practices for Maori teachers.[/td_text_with_title][td_text_with_title custom_title=”NUMERACY”][/td_text_with_title][/vc_column][/vc_row]