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Hei tautoko i te reo : Maori language regeneration and wha?nau bookreading practices

by Hohepa, Margie Kahukura

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I nga rua tekau ma rima tau nei ka puta ake ?tahi kaupapa m?tauranga hei whakaora i te reo t?turu o Aotearoa, i te reo M?ori me ?na tikanga. Ka tirohia e t?nei tuhinga roa te kaupapa, ar?, ma te k?rero M?ori o te hunga tata ki ng? tamariki e ako ana i roto i te reo e puawai ai te kaupapa ako i te reo M?ori. Ka tirohia te kaupapa nei, te ?rohi i nga k?rero pukapuka-a-wh?nau hei tautoko i te reo. He huarahi te 'ao tuhi' i roto i nga mahi o ia r? hei whakawh?nui i te whakaora i te reo, ki te pupuri hoki i nga tikanga M?ori. Ka rangahautia e rua nga mahi e p? ana ki nga ritenga k?rero pukapuka-a-wh?nau o ng? tamariki nohinohi k?tahi an? ka uru ki te kura kaupapa M?ori. Ko te m?ramatanga i puta mai i ?nei rangahau, ma te h?ngai tonu ki te k?rero tahi i nga pukapuka ki nga tamariki kua rima nga tau, e tupu ai te k?rero i te reo M?ori i nga k?inga, e h?pai ai hoki nga k?kiritanga ki te whakaora, ki te whakawh?nui i te reo i roto i nga kura me nga wh?nau. In the last quarter of the twentieth century a number of educational initiatives have emerged aimed at regenerating M?ori, the indigenous language of Aotearoa-New Zealand. This thesis explores the premise that in order for such educational initiatives to be effective, those who have intimate contact with students in their personal domains of life also need to be interacting with them in the target language. It examines interactions in family literacy practices as a constitutive context for adult M?ori language elaboration and acquisition processes. 'Literacy' is conceived as providing tools within sociocultural practices to amplify M?ori language regeneration and cultural persistence. Across two separate studies the home literacy practices of ten families with new entrant children in a M?ori medium sclooling initiative, kura kaupapa M?ori, are examined. The results of the studies indicate that specific literacy-related strategies sited in bookreading with 5 year olds can increase the use of M?ori language within homes, thereby increasing the effectiveness of M?ori language regeneration programmes and initiatives across school and family settings.
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School:The University of Auckland / Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau

School Location:New Zealand

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:fields of research 420000 language and culture 420300 cultural studies 420306 maori

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Date of Publication:01/01/2000

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