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ERIC Number: ED354773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Maori Total Immersion Courses for Adults in Aotearoa/New Zealand: A Personal Perspective.
Nicholson, Rangi
This introductory paper reviews the development of Maori language total immersion courses for adults, based on the author's own experience. Total immersion courses were established as part of the Maori mission under the Whakatupuranga Rua Mano-Generation 2000 tribal program. The program supports Maori people who can "karanga" (do a high-pitched call by senior women or elders), "whaikorero" (do formal speechmaking), and who can make a real contribution in terms of the Maori language and cultural centers, the "maraes" (a cultural center that includes a meeting house and dining hall, usually situated on Maori reserve land). The 7-day courses were designed as "language nests" for adults. Course development, eventual program changes, and organizations, recreation, and philosophy are described. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand