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Nicola Bright

Job Title: 
Kairangahau Matua - Senior Researcher
Iwi: 
Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa

Nō Tūhoe, nō Ngāti Awa hoki a Nicola.

I uru atu a Nicola i te rōpū rangahau o Te Wāhanga i Poutū-te-rangi 2012.

E whakaū ana a Nicola ki te whanake, ki te tautoko anō hoki i te reo Māori, te mātauranga, me te mahi whakangungu kaiako. I ngā tau ki mua rā he kaimahi ia mō Haemata Ltd. Nō muri i tērā, i mahi ia mō Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori hei kaitātari kaupapa.

Nicola joined the Te Wāhanga team as a kairangahau in March 2012. Her research experience is in Māori language, education and professional learning and development. Nicola formerly worked as a consultant for Haemata Ltd, and prior to that, for the policy team at Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori.

Her primary interests are in contributing to the revitalisation of te reo Māori. She is interested in exploring the ways in which kaupapa Māori research approaches can contribute to making a positive difference to Māori learners. 

Nicola’s research / interests include:

  • Te reo Māori me ōna tikanga
  • Māori medium education
  • Transitions within and between different types of education settings
  • Kaupapa Māori research methodology
  • Evaluation theory and methodology
  • Qualitative research approaches

Research projects that I am currently leading:

Project Project leader(s) Category
Ka Whānau Mai te Reo Nicola Bright Te Wāhanga

Research outputs

Year published Title Publication type Category
2017 Christchurch Community Report Research report Te Wāhanga
2017 Ka whānau mai te reo: Kei tua o te kura Research report
2017 Ka Whānau mai te Reo: Supporting whānau reo Māori development during educational transitions Journal article
2017 Kaitaia Community Report Research report
2017 Matawaia Community Report Research report
2017 Rūātoki Community Report Research report Te Wāhanga
2017 Tāmaki Makarau ki te Tonga Community Report Research report
2017 Taranaki Community Report Research report Te Wāhanga
2017 Tauranga Moana Community Report Research report Te Wāhanga
2017 Te Ahu o te Reo Overview Report Research report Te Wāhanga
2017 Te Uru o Tāmaki Community Report Research report
2017 Te Wairoa Community Report Research report
2015 Ka whānau mai te reo: Kia rite! Research report Māori and education Te Wāhanga
2015 Ngā whakaratonga mō ngā ākonga Māori i roto i ngā kura auraki Providing for Māori students in English-medium schools Research report Te Wāhanga
2014 Reo and mātauranga Māori revitalisation: Learning visions for the future Journal article Māori and education Schooling for the future Te Wāhanga
2013 Hei Ara Ako ki te Oranga: A model for measuring wellbeing outcomes from literacy programmes Research report Te Wāhanga
2013 Ka whānau mai te reo: Honouring whānau, upholding reo Māori Research report Māori and education Te Wāhanga
2012 Critical issues for whānau in English-medium schools Journal article Māori and education Te Wāhanga
2012 He Kupu nā ngā Ētita - Editorial Journal article Māori and education Te Wāhanga
2012 Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako Research summary Families and communities Māori and education Te Wāhanga
2012 Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako Criticial Issues for Whānau in Māori Education Research report Te Wāhanga
2012 Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako Summary: Criticial Issues for Whānau in Māori Education Research summary Māori and education Te Wāhanga
2012 Kia puāwaitia ngā tūmanako: Critical issues for whānau in Māori education Research report Māori and education Te Wāhanga