Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories: A response to draft curriculum
2021: An Expert Advisory Panel was set up in March 2020 to provide an independent source of expertise to the Ministry of Education on the development of a core curriculum: Draft for Aotearoa New Zealand’s Histories in Years 1–10.
This report addresses the draft curriculum dated January 2021 that was released for consultation on 3 February: View draft curriculum.
Information about the Panel
The Panel comprised Professor Charlotte Macdonald FRSNZ, Professor Michael Belgrave (co-convenors), Sir Tipene O’Regan CRSNZ, Emerita Professor Barbara Brookes, Associate Professor Damon Salesa FRSNZ, Sean Mallon, Emerita Professor Manying Ip FRSNZ, Dr Vincent O’Malley, Professor Jim McAloon, Dr Arini Loader (until June 2020), and Kahu Hotere.
The Panel conducted its work through a series of two-hour-long Zoom meetings on 20 March 2020, 27 May 2020, 14 August 2020; and intensive email exchange through October to November 2020, and on 15 February 2021 (with further email exchange following most meetings). Officials from the Ministry of Education and members of the Writers Group attended the 2020 meetings, largely in order to hear the responses of the Panel to draft materials. The Panel provided further materials following some meetings, and provided a substantial response to an earlier and much larger draft of the curriculum in early November 2020.
The report has been independently reviewed by Emeritus Professor Atholl Anderson FRSNZ, Emeritus Professor Margaret Tennant FRSNZ, and Professor Tony Ballantyne FRSNZ.