For us here in Aotearoa- here you will find research to share with our people when we have our community 'Fono.'

Look for others to follow who can communicate in your language

December 2010 Parliamentary Report on NZ's relationship with the Pacific

Albers, R. (2011) Endangered Languages-Can We Really Resist Extinction?

Champagne, D. (2010) State of the World's Indigenous Peoples. Chapter 1V: Contemporary Education (Click here to download- Read Pg 11)

Human Rights Commission (2010) Languages in Aotearoa Draft Statement on Language Policy Click here to download

Hornberger, N. (2010) Multilingual Education Policy and Practice lessons from Indigenous Experience

Franken, M., May, S., & McComish, J. (2005). Pasifika Languages Research and Guidelines Project: Literature Review. Hamilton: Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research, University of Waikato.

Johnson, L. (2010) Seven questions for K. David Harrison
McCaffery, J. (2010).Monitoring and Recording Systems for Biliteracy/ Bilinguals.
McCaffery, J., & McFall-McCaffery, J. (2010). pacific languages in Aotearoa New Zealand. Alternative,6(2), 86-121.

McCaffery, J., & McFall-McCaffery, J. (2010).

Ministry of Education (2011) Here you can find all the publications from the Ministry regarding Pasifika Education

Ministry of Education(2011)- Education Counts Pacific Education Statistics
The following links lead to statistical tables relating to Pasifika education collated by the Ministry of Education.

Ministry of Education (2010). The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS)

Minitry of Education (2010). The Pasifika Education Plan

Ministry of Education (2010)Teu Le Va: Relationships across research and policy in Pasifika education

Ministry of Education (2009) High Level Executive Summary: Quality Teaching, Research and Development Samoan Bilingual Hub

New Zealand Educational Institute National Standards (2010)

New Zealand Educational Institute National Standards (2010) in Samoan

Rachel Panara,(2011) An Equity Equation.
Address at the Coalition for Pasifika Languages in Education, Public Meeting at Nga Tapuwae Community Centre, Mangere 16th February 2011.

Thomas, W.P. & Collier, V.P. (1997a). School effectiveness for language minority students. National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) Resource Collection Series, No. 9, December 1997.
The Thomas and Collier 1997 national research study summary may be found at:

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Robert Dunbar. Indigenous Children’s Education as Linguistic Genocide and a Crime Against Humanity? A Global View (Gáldu, Resource Centre for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Read it at

Tove Skutnabb-Kangas Multilingual Education for Social Justice: Globalising the Local; Multilingual Matters' version Social Justice through Multilingual Education;

Tuafuti, P & Vaitulutulusinaolemoana, P & Van Schaijik, S. (2011) Raising Pasifika children’s achievement and literacy levels: Assumptions and risks. (Click here to download- Read on Hekupu website.)

Tuafuti, P. (2010) Additive bilingual education: Unlocking the culture of silence Mai Review;