Annotated Working Bibliography on Māori-Medium Education

Unfortunately there is not a lot of recent good literature on Māori-Medium Education. Three worthwhile publications include:

(1) A good recent overview of Māori-medium education is May, S., & Hill, R. (2008). Māori-medium education: current issues and challenges. In N. H. Hornberger (Ed.), Can schools save indigenous languages? (pp. 66-98). New York: Palgrave. Unfortunately print only.

(2) A more recent article is May, S. (2013). Indigenous immersion education: International developments. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Education.(1) 1, pp. 34-69. ‎PDF here.

(3) Meaney, T., Trinick, T., &Fairhall, U. (2012). Collaborating to meet language challenges in indigenous mathematics classrooms. New York: Springer.

This book focuses on the development of Māori mathematics in a well known, highly successful Māori-medium school, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Koutu. It provides insights into the issues of teaching technical subjects such as mathematics through the medium of an endangered indigenous language.

(4) Also see the Education Counts Māori education publications.

Last modified: 21 July 2013.

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