In 2006 the Ministry of Education, through the Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis (BES) Programme, commissioned the NZCER Library to produce a national database of New Zealand educational theses (NZET).
Historically, information about theses focussing on New Zealand education has been scattered across the various tertiary institutions that produced them, including many written in universities overseas.
This collection of theses begins with 1961. This was the year that saw the dissolution of the University of New Zealand and the formation of four independent Universities.
Through the creation of a freely available national database of New Zealand education theses, the Iterative BES Programme seeks to support cumulative knowledge building and collaboration in educational research, with the ultimate goal of strengthening policy and practice in New Zealand education.
The database provides information to 3 levels:
We are gradually improving content up through the levels. You can help improve this resource by alerting us to more theses, or providing links to copyright cleared full text.
Flyer: Introducing The New Zealand Educational Theses Database [80KB PDF]