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Paia Taani headshot imageNgāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Whare, Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Uenukukōpako
MIndS, BA, Grad.Dip in Māori Studies (Otago), Diploma of Teaching (ECE) (Auckland), Te Ara Reo Māori, Te Pīnakitanga ki te Reo Kairangi (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa)

Contact

Office 3S5, Richardson Building, South Tower
Tel +64 3 479 7219
Email paia.taani@otago.ac.nz

Research

Paia's research interests lie within the realms of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori particularly within the contexts of whānau and education. Influenced by her and her husband's personal experiences raising four bilingual tamariki, Paia's masters research focused on teacher preparedness to teach te reo Māori speaking children in mainstream primary schools. Paia is a PhD candidate researching the intergenerational transmission of te reo Māori within her own whānau.

Teaching

Supervision

  • Moana Kaio, MIndS (with Kare Tipa).
  • Sharee Adam, MIndS (with Kare Tipa).
  • Neihana Matiu, MIndS.

Distinctions

  • 2012: Te Tumu Kahurangi Prize for Māori Language

Awarded Masters Degree

Taani, P. M. (2019).  Whakaritea te pārekereke: How prepared are teachers to teach te reo Māori speaking tamariki in mainstream primary schools? (MInDs). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Available from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/9736

Publications

Taani, P. (2023). Whāia te iti kahurangi: A journey of pursuing aspirations for bilingual tamariki. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 20(2), 170-175. doi: 10.24135/teacherswork.v20i2.598 Journal - Research Article

Taani, P. (2023). Whakaritea te pārekereke: Key factors for teacher preparedness to teach reo Māori speaking children in English-medium schools. Proceedings of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) Conference. 1112. Retrieved from https://nzare.org.nz/ Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Taani, P. (2023). Whakaritea te pārekereke: Teacher preparedness to teach te reo Māori speaking children in mainstream education settings. New Zealand Journal of Teachers' Work, 20(1), 19-36. doi: 10.24135/teacherswork.v20i1.362 Journal - Research Article

Taani, P. (2022, November). I ahatia taku reo Māori? What happened to my language? Tracking intergenerational transmission of te reo Māori. Verbal presentation at the MAI Doctoral Conference, Auckland. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Taani, P. (2022, November). Hoki atu ki ngā pā o Toi! Verbal presentation at the International Indigenous Research Conference (IIRC), [Online]. Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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