|NEW ZEALAND'S EDUCATION
19 October 2012
The TEC has launched the Pasifika Framework 2013-2017, a leading step towards a whole-of-sector approach to improving Pasifika tertiary achievement and employment prospects.
The framework has been developed in consultation with TEC?s Pasifika Working Group, established by TEC earlier in 2012. The Working Group comprised of eight tertiary education organisation sector representatives, who were also consulted on the Ministry of Education?s Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017.
The key objective of the TEC Pasifika Framework is to ensure the tertiary education system is responsive to Pasifka learners so that:
The TEC Pasifika Framework outlines a selective and focused approach in four critical areas that will have the greatest impact for Pasifika learners:
Focus Area One: Successful transitions (into tertiary education, higher levels and onto employment).
Focus Area Two: Continued and accelerated educational performance at all levels.
Focus Area Three: Contributing to building interagency capability.
Focus Area Four: Using research and evidence more effectively.
A key element of the Framework is the focus on Auckland. The Auckland region provides challenges and opportunities in terms of its demography, economy and mix of tertiary education provision. Over the coming years, the Pasifika population in Auckland will both grow and be younger than the general population. As the need for a skilled and qualified Pasifika workforce is critical to the success of Auckland and New Zealand, tertiary education access has particular relevance for the youthful and growing Pasifika population in Auckland.