Aotearoa is an increasingly diverse country. It has a population of over 4 million and many speak different languages. Nowhere in the country is this more evident than in Auckland, New Zealand’s super diverse city. Almost half of those who call Auckland their home were born overseas. Almost one third of the city’s population speaks at least one language other than English.
How can the education system reap the opportunities this super-diversity can offer to all learners?
How can it enable fair access for learners whose first language is other than English?
As part of our stakeholder consultation, we will mobilise researchers and members of Aotearoa’s diverse communities to discuss language diversity in the education system, in a conversation that will unpack strategic areas, including: