Has inequity in education been on your mind? Would you like to explore the thinking further in your learning environment?

You may be asking if your learning vision enables approaches that support equitable outcomes. To support you we’ve curated some content that will extend your equity conversations.

To help you make a difference for all tamariki and rangatahi, this kaupapa will explore equity through cultural, de-streaming and LGBTQIA+ rangatahi lenses. Watch this space!

Coming up: Monday 11 October, 12-1pm, a live Twitter chat and Q+A with Lex Davis and Josh Hough. Join them as they share insights on LGBTQIA+ rangatahi in education and respond to any thoughts you may want to share. Follow @coreeducation and #HearTheirVoices.

Ko tātou tēnei | This is us

Rangatahi takatāpui (LGBTQIA+ Māori youth) voices can be marginalised or made invisible in multiple ways in learning settings. Highlighting experiences of ākonga Māori who identify as rangatahi takatāpui, this valuable research helps us #HearTheirVoices and consider actions for change. Access the full research report (including resources) >

Queer, Māori and young

What does it mean for teaching? CORE researchers, Lex Davis and Josh Hough, build on their mahi in this blog, sharing ideas that could help educators transform their relationships with ākonga. Read the blog >

Powerful equity approaches for de-streaming

This CORE-developed resource can support critical conversations about de-streaming with your learning community. These approaches may combine ‘in the moment’ tutorials, independent activities and collaborative mahi. Download the resource >

De-streaming: a community response

Decisions about de-streaming need a roadmap for equity-based conversations within communities, this resource shares questions to consider in the conversations you have. Download the resource >

The unexamined wallpaper

In this blog Dr Pam O’Connell explores the entrenched practice of streaming, or banding, learners. She reflects on her own experience and asks who streaming benefits and who it places at a disadvantage. Read the blog >

Raising the equity flag

Over two blog posts, Dr Hana O’Regan, Tumu Whakarae at CORE Education, shares a deeply personal story of why she’s passionate about fighting inequity in Aotearoa. Exploring her childhood experiences and the historical marginalisation of te reo Māori, Hana shares why we should be hopeful about the future. Read part one and part two >

Who’s at your table?

When making decisions in your learning community, are all the people who will be impacted by the decision at the table?

Many people found this valuable earlier in the year, so we’re resharing this infographic, which helps you ensure you are considering all angles and voices in your setting. Download the infographic >

For more on this kaupapa, watch the video below.


As you challenge inequity in your learning environment you may be seeking support. Professional learning can be customised to suit your needs — regionally-allocated PLD funding may apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.