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Nicola Bright

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Kairangahau Matua - Senior Researcher
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Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa

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 muri, he kaitātari kaupapa, he kairangahau a Nicola.

Nicola joined Te Wāhanga in March 2012. Her research interests include reo Māori revitalisation and education, wellbeing, and teacher professional development. Nicola has also worked on a number of evaluations of education programmes in kura and schools. Contributing to the revitalisation of te reo Māori is a passion, as is the ongoing exploration of kaupapa Māori research approaches to help make a positive difference for Māori learners and their whānau. 

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 outputs

Year published Title Publication type Category
2018 Fire safety in schools, kura, ECE centres, and kohanga reo: Looking to the future Research report Evaluation Early childhood
2017 Ākonga Māori in English-medium primary and intermediate schools: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 Research report
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 Makaurau 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 Te Wāhanga Māori and education
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 Schooling for the future Te Wāhanga Māori and education
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 Te Wāhanga Māori and education
2012 Critical issues for whānau in English-medium schools Journal article Te Wāhanga Māori and education
2012 He Kupu nā ngā Ētita - Editorial Journal article Te Wāhanga Māori and education
2012 Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako Research summary Te Wāhanga Families and communities Māori and education
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 Te Wāhanga Māori and education
2012 Kia puāwaitia ngā tūmanako: Critical issues for whānau in Māori education Research report Te Wāhanga Māori and education