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Author(s): Maraea Hunia, Basil Keane, Nicola Bright, Helen Potter, Kiwa Hammond, and Ropata Ainsley
Publication type: Research report

The report presents findings on the health and wellbeing of te reo Māori, and whānau aspirations for te reo in homes and communities, and in education. 

11 September 2018
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Alex Hotere-Barnes and Jessica Hutchings
Publication type: Research report

This report from the Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo project puts the spotlight on te reo Māori at times of transition.  It explores the diverse aspirations whānau have for their reo development and it looks at the pathways available to whānau to support those aspirations at three key points: starting school, moving from primary to secondary school, and moving beyond secondary school.

9 June 2015
Author(s): Alex Barnes
Publication type: Working paper

This recent working paper focuses on how Pākehā have become involved in Māori-determined and controlled educational research, and what issues inhibit and facilitate their work. You can find out more by watching the video clip, in which researcher Alex Hotere-Barnes talks to Sarah Boyd about  the project. 

15 December 2013
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Alex Barnes and Jessica Hutchings
Publication type: Research report

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.

3 October 2013
Author(s): Compiled by Ani Mikaere and Jessica Hutchings
Publication type: Conference proceedings

In September 2012 NZCER and Te Wānanga o Raukawa held the second Kei Tua o Te Pae hui, Changing Worlds, Changing Tikanga—Educating History and the Future, held at Te Wānanga o Raukawa in Ōtaki. The aim was to explore the impact that colonisation has had on tikanga Māori, to think about how tikanga has been shaped by history and to consider what we take with us into the future. The proceedings include presentations and a series of reflections from participants. 

17 July 2013
Author(s): Jessica Hutchings, Alex Barnes, Katrina Taupo, Nicola Bright with Leonie Pihama and Jenny Lee
Publication type: Research summary

This is a summary of the research report Kia Puāwaitia Ngā Tūmanako: Critical Issues for Whānau in Māori Education.

The report presents the findings of a research project which asked whānau about the issues they wanted to see addressed in Māori education. The summary contains the key messages from the project, the methodology and an overview of the comments from whanau made during kōrero ā-whānau and wānanga.

4 December 2012
Publication type: Research summary

This summary covers key messages from the project, method, views from the kōrero ā - whānau and wānanga, and where to from here.

3 October 2012
Author(s): Jessica Hutchings, Katrina Taupo and Alex Barnes
Publication type: Research summary

Te Wāhanga has been working with the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd (ESR) on a project about future food technologies and Māori well-being. It explored the question of how can dialogue with diverse Māori communities support sustainable decision-making on future food technologies such as biotechnology, nanotechnology, sustainable agriculture and functional foods. Working with kaupapa Māori principles, we interviewed Māori scientists, government workers and whānau.

27 February 2012
Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Margaret Wilkie
Publication type: Literature review

This review looks at the evidence from studies of the various trials and bulk funding schemes for schools in New Zealand, and the impact of New Zealand's decentralisation reforms, to gauge the likely impact for Māori of bulk funding of schools.

8 June 2011
Benefits of immersion education
Author(s): Peter Keegan
Publication type: Literature review

Immersion education plays a distinct role in language and cultural revitalisation of Māori and other indigenous peoples.

This book summarises research findings on the benefits of immersion education for Māori, their whānau, and their communities.

8 June 2011