Te Ahu o te reo Māori: Reflecting on Research to Understand the Well-being of te reo Māori
Te Ahu o te reo Māori: Reflecting on Research to Understand the Well-being of te reo Māori is an edited collection of bi-lingual writings that brings together Māori researchers, writers and community language advocates who were involved in the Te Taura Whiri-funded study, Te Ahu o te reo. Te Ahu o te reo Māori draws on this national research project completed in 2016, and brings together some of the different voices of the project in a way that will appeal to a wider audience. The aim of the book is to provide a space, beyond the funded research project, to reflect on the role of kaupapa Māori research and the researcher in Māori language research. Writers explore the concept of well-being in relation to te reo Māori and share evidence-based information about what supports and hinders the revitalisation of te reo Māori in communities, homes, kura and schools in Aotearoa in the 21st century.
Dr Vincent Ieni Olsen-Reeder is a lecturer and academic at Victoria University of Wellington.
Dr Jessica Hutchings is an independent kaupapa Māori researcher and writer.
Professor Rawinia Higgins is an academic and Deputy Vice Chancellor Māori at Victoria University of Wellington.
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