Dr Rae Si’ilata

Rae Si’ilata is a Lecturer in Biliteracy-Pasifika at the University of Auckland in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her work focuses on bilingualism and Bilingual Education. Maori education. Pasifika education. second language acquisition. reciprocal whanau-school partnerships. She directs two Ministry of Education projects: the Pasifika Early Literacy Project and the Pasifika Teacher Aide Project. and has been a consultant to Talking Matters. Rae is interested in bilingual/biliterate academic outcomes. and is committed to teacher professional development in bilingualism/biliteracy. She supports teachers to critically examine notions of power and success. and to value and utilise the language and cultural resources of whanau/aiga within classroom learning.

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