This is the first report from a 3-year (2012–2015) kaupapa Māori research project that investigates how best to support the continuity of reo Māori development of whānau as they transition between kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa primary, wharekura, secondary and beyond. It aims to provide useful information about the reo Māori education options that are most likely to help whānau achieve their reo Māori aspirations.
The project is being run by Te Wāhanga, the Māori research unit of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). The second in this series of reports will be released in 2014, and the third in 2015.
This reports contains information and critical questions for whānau around reo Māori development at each step in the decision-making process from early childhood options through to post-school.
Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo was launched at a full day wānanga at Tapu Te Ranga Marae in Island Bay, Wellington on 9 October. The wānanga offered diverse whānau an opportunity to contribute and explore critical issues in Māori education.