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No. 36 (September 1961)
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COLLABORATION BETWEEN
SCHOOLS AND MAORI
WELFARE

The second meeting of the Interdepartmental Committee on Maori Education was held in Wellington last June. Members of the Committee comprised senior officers of the Departments of Maori Affairs and Education. The chairman was Mr F. R. G. Aitken, Assistant Director of Education.

“The committee was formed earlier this year,” said Mr Aitken, “to help officers of Maori Affairs and Education to co-operate more closely on all questions relating to Maori education. And I'm sure that this co-operation will be of great benefit to us all.”

Among topics discussed at the meeting were:

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Pre-school education for Maori children.

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The role of the Maori Welfare Officer in relation to education and vocational guidance and

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The identification and encouragement of pupils of higher intelligence.