He rangahau i whakaritea mā Te Mātāwai, e Te Wāhanga - Te Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa, i te tau 2020.
I tonoa Te Wāhanga—Te Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa e Te Mātāwai, ki te kawe i tētahi kaupapa rangahau e āta whakatewhatewhatia ana te rongo, te whakamahinga hoki a ngā rangatahi i te reo Māori. I whakamahi mātou i te tangongitanga o ngā huarahi rangahau kaupapa Māori. 19 ngā rangatahi i whai wāhi ai ki te rangahau nei, i waenga i te 13 ki te 23 tau te pakeke, nō ngā rohe e whā. Nō te Kohi-tātea o te tau 2019, ki te Hui-tanguru o te tau 2020 te rangahau i whakahaerehia ai.
I arotahi te rangahau ki ngā āhuatanga e pā ana ki te whakamahinga me te rongo a ngā rangatahi i te reo Māori (ā-waha, ā-tuhi, ā-tinana), me ngā tūāhuatanga e whakakipakipa ai i tā rātou whakapuaki i te reo Māori. Ka āta kitea ki ngā whakaaturanga, e pēhea nei te rongo a ngā rangatahi i te reo Māori, te āhua tonu o tā rātou whakamahinga i te reo, ā, ka tohu hoki i ngā huarahi e hāpai tonu ai i te hunga rangatahi.
A report prepared for Te Mātāwai by Te Wāhanga–New Zealand Council for Educational Research l NZCER, 2020.
Te Wāhanga—NZCER was commissioned by Te Mātāwai to undertake an exploratory research project into rangatahi exposure to, and use of, te reo Māori. We used a kaupapa Māori mixed-methods research approach. The study involved 19 rangatahi, aged between 13 and 23 years, from four regions. The study took place from January 2019 to February 2020.
The study focused on aspects of rangatahi use of, and exposure to, te reo Māori (ā-waha, ā-tuhi, ā-tinana), and their motivations for using te reo Māori. The findings provide valuable insights into how rangatahi are being exposed to te reo Māori, how they are using the language, and indicate ways in which rangatahi can be further supported.