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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 37, Number 5. 3rd April 1974

Outline of the Course

Outline of the Course

1) Maori and English would be major components of the course and students would develop another teaching strength, e.g. social studies, music art, or physical education....

We thought that the only compenent of the course was to be basic training in teaching methodology to enable people already fluent in the Maori language to pass on their knowledge. In other words, they would be acquainted with the methods of language teaching which have proved successful in New Zealand and overseas, and both within and outside the formal educational system.

As we have stated above, the other components of the course are completely irrelevant, and can only be construed as an attemot to recruit extra teachers under false pretences, or as cynicism as to the prospects of Maori language being taught at every school in New Zealand. In short, it is merely an exercise in abject tokenism.