Te Hokinga ki te ukaipoa : A socio-cultural construction of Māori language development: Kōhanga Reo and home

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dc.contributor.advisor McMurchey-Pilkington, C en
dc.contributor.advisor McNaughton, S en
dc.contributor.author Royal Tangaere, Arapera en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-08T00:49:37Z en
dc.date.issued 2012 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/13392 en
dc.description.abstract There is a body of international research evidence that argues that as children learn and develop their language they are learning about and developing their perception of their socio-cultural environment. In turn as they interact within a specific context the nature of that context stimulates language. However there has been little comprehensive research carried out on the language learning practices of the children in Kōhanga Reo and in their home since the movement first began. This research explores the role that the whānau (family) plays in the construction of language development with the Kōhanga Reo child in their socio-cultural context. It critically examines the processes of language socialisation within the cultural base of Te Kōhanga Reo and in the child's home. The study's theoretical framework adopts a socio-cultural approach (Rogoff, 1995, 2003) couched within a bioecological model of whānau development (Bronfenbrenner, 1979, 2005). This framework assisted the researcher in unfolding the multi layers of social, cultural, political and spiritual influences on whānau development during the child's co-construction of Māori language within his/her two main settings Te Kōhanga Reo and home. From this premise a hypothesis was proposed, that the cultural base in Te Kōhanga Reo results in socio-cultural interactions (whanaungatanga) within the home and kōhanga that support the construction of language development as defined by tikanga Māori. The study examines the kaupapa (philosophy) of the Kōhanga Reo movement, its cultural base, the socio-cultural interactions that take place namely whanaungatanga, and the child's construction of te reo Māori (the Māori language). However discussions with whānau, recordings of the children's Māori language development, the cultural interactions between children and whānau soon highlighted the dynamic and passionate contribution that whānau, both home and kōhanga, make to their children's learning. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Te Hokinga ki te ukaipoa : A socio-cultural construction of Māori language development: Kōhanga Reo and home en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 314873 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-03-08 en


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