We are continuing to consult on the development of a National Strategy for Māori achievement for adult literacy and numeracy. The second round of consultation will be held in late May and will seek feedback on the draft strategy.
The dates are:
Christchurch, 25 May 2015 10-1pm, at CPIT
Gisborne, 26 May 2015 from 10-1pm, at Quality Hotel
Whangarei, 27 May 2015 from 10-1pm, at Barge Showgrounds
Rotorua, 28 May 2015 from 10-1pm, at Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Read more about our work on developing a National Strategy for Māori Achievement for Adult Literacy and Numeracy and the upcoming consultation rounds.
There is an array of upcoming events and new research and publications to tell you about in this newsletter. We've also added a special section on assessment updates.
The 2014 Margaret M Blackwell Travel Fellowship has been awarded to Sarah Moore, a hospital play specialist at Starship Children's Hospital. She will use the grant to investigate the application of a method known as Snoezelen to support hospitalised children and their families manage transitions between home and hospital, within the hospital and the transition from hospital to home.
The fellowship, worth $16,000, enables early childhood education practitioners to travel to study a particular topic.
The Beeby fellowship for 2014-2015 has been awarded to Jesse Pirini (pictured). Mr Pirini, Ngati Tūwharetoa, Whakatohea, wants to help schools, community groups and iwi offer tutoring to students who need it. He will use the grant to create a resource to help communities develop and sustain their own tutoring programmes.
The Beeby fellowship is a joint initiative between NZCER and the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO and is worth $30,000.