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Backing into the Future: Motatau Bilingual School

Canadian Journal of Native Education Volume 24, Number 1, ISSN 0710-1481


Describes the struggles and triumphs of a Maori community in the Bay of Islands (New Zealand) as it took local control of its rural school and made it fully bilingual. A series of government reforms have made the Maori people responsible for administering the school with insufficient funds while the government maintains power over the curriculum and policies. (TD)


Robust, T.T. (2000). Backing into the Future: Motatau Bilingual School. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 24(1), 14-29. Retrieved January 24, 2022 from .

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