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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2022
Good school leadership skills are critical to positive student learning outcomes; however, within Maori-medium programmes, leaders need additional skills pertaining to the Maori world and bilingual education best practices. Level 2 Maori medium programmes with 51-80% Maori language instruction offer a unique brand of bilingual education to the New…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Malayo Polynesian Languages, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2017
Maori medium education provides a range of options for families wishing to educate their children through the indigenous language of Aotearoa New Zealand. Level 2 programmes with 51-80% Maori language instruction, can play an important role in supporting students and their Maori language development, yet little is known about these programmes.…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages
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Hill, Richard – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2016
In New Zealand the recipe for creating bilingual and biliterate Maori-medium graduates is not well understood because, for the most part, schools are left to their own devices to experiment with Maori and English language components. It is therefore not clear whether graduates reach high levels of bilingualism and biliteracy, and ultimately,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Language of Instruction, Bilingualism