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Oct 2010
This report provides a snapshot of the attitudes, values and beliefs of New Zealanders towards the Māori language in 2009. The findings show that Māori and non-Māori attitudes towards the Māori language were optimistic.

Mar 2010
The Ministry of Education has identified the need to further explore the use of Virtual Learning Environments particularly in the context of te reo Māori and kaupapa Māori education. This literature review was sought to provide further understanding for the Ministry of Education in this area.

Sep 2013
In 2006, after many years of lobbying by the deaf community, the New Zealand Sign Language Act was passed, making New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) an official language of New Zealand. However, the Human Rights Commission continues to receive enquiries and complaints from deaf people about discrimination they experience trying to...

Apr 2007
The achievement patterns of candidates involved in Māori-medium education, and whether they differ from the general population, are of interest to many groups, including school communities and policy makers.

Aug 2011
This report was commissioned in 2008 by the Ministry of Education to determine the effectiveness of the language and culture immersion experiences for teachers on Language and Culture Immersion Experiences (LCIE) programmes. This report provides recommendations which will inform future language and culture...

Jun 2008
These earlier reports should be used for historical perspective – many of our more recent reports replace these and are more current and up to date. The New Zealand Curriculum sets out a clear vision for the teaching of, and in, te reo Māori: "Ko...

Sep 2008
ERO undertook this evaluation of the Resource Teachers: Māori (RTM) service following a request from the Ministry of Education for information to inform future policy decisions. The evaluation looked at: the extent to which RTM support quality learning outcomes for students in, or learning te reo Māori; the effectiveness of...

This document is an introduction for language teachers to the concept known as intercultural communicative language teaching and learning. It is a summary of a Ministry of Education-commissioned report, Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching: Implications for Effective Teaching and Learning, produced through Victoria...

Jul 2006
In order to measure progress toward achieving the fifth goal of the Māori Language Strategy, three telephone surveys of language attitudes were undertaken in 2000, 2003 and 2006. They measured knowledge, attitudes and general values about the Māori language amongst Māori and non-Māori. This factsheet provides information on the...

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.

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