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Transition from Māori to English: A Community Approach

This book describes the outcomes of effective whānau (immediate and extended family), kura (school), student, and researcher collaboration used to help highly competent Māori immersion students, in their transition to a bilingual secondary school. A collaborative story gathered from participants at the end of the programme, together with the process and outcome data, strongly support the successful outcomes of this "participant-driven" programme.

This remarkable story provides both a model and inspiration for other initiatives which involve school, students, and the community.

Mere Berryman, Ngāi Tuhoe, has vast experience as a teacher and has worked for the past ten years as a researcher in special education with the Ministry of Education GSE Poutama Pounamu Education Research and Development Centre at Tauranga, which she also manages.