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The Use of Te Reo Māori in ECE - References and Research


Maori singing waiataAre you looking for references to research and  articles on the use of te reo Maori in early childcare and education settings?  Below is a list to help you with your search.


Heta-Lensen, Y., & Dunham, N. (2013). Becoming cognisant of research informed by kaupapa Māori in early childhood education: Issues and contexts. NZ Research in Early Childhood Education Journal, 16, 1 - 14.


Bicultural Meanings: What do Practitioners Say? by Chris Jenkin, Vol. 12, 2009, NZRECE Journal.


Bio of Elizabeth Pakai


Education Review Office (2012) report, Partnership with Whānau Māori in Early Childhood Services,


Ko Tau Rourou Ko Taku Rourou ā Kua Mārama Shared Understandings and Reflection on Wairua.  Written by Ngaroma Williams and Michelle Anderson with peer-review by Dr Mere Skerrett.


An Authentic Version of the Concept of Tuakana-Teina dictated by Whakapapa. Written by Ngaroma Williams.




Help Children Develop a Love for Learning Languages from a Young Age - An article on the value of this.


Using Te Reo Maori in Practice: A Standard for all Students Graduating from Teacher Training.  An article by Melanie Wong.



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