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An A-Wh of Māori Grammar and Usage

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A number of pioneering studies that focused on semantic-based descriptions of the English language have made a profound impact on its teaching and learning for more useful and meaningful pedagogic and communicative purposes in second language education. This has led to the production of English grammar and usage books that were published in the 1980s. However, this has not been the case with the Māori language. I believe there is a critical need for a similar book to meet the demands of a growing population who want to teach and learn te reo in our changing society.

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Development of an Indigenous Cultural Impact Assessment Tool in Post-Secondary Settings in BC

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Ecce Wahine: Towards a Māori translation of Western texts

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Generations: How identity, equality and participation impact the realization of indigenous education rights

The main aim of my doctoral research is to show that specifically indigenous education rights are crucial to the realization of equality in education and other fundamental rights and freedoms for indigenous people. In contrast to prevailing American jurisprudence on discrimination and the kind of rhetoric present in the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed saga which relies on an anonymous model of the liberal individual, I will argue that recognizing and protecting specifically indigenous education rights actually combats discrimination and enhances substantial equality.

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