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Families and communities

NZCER's Families and communities work

Families and communities research projects

NZCER has been contracted by Sport New Zealand to provide evaluation services for Play.sport during 2016-2019.

Project leader(s): Sally Boyd

This project undertook three case studies where students - and their teachers - had  access to different kinds of community and professional experts as part of their school-based learning. It investigated how these collaborations or partnerships arose and how they worked to transform "business as usual" curriculum, teaching, and learning.  We were particularly interested in understanding the professional learning and growth opportunities for the adults involved - the teachers, and the other professionals - that arose from these collaborations.

Project leader(s): Rachel Bolstad, Sue McDowall

This longitudinal NZCER project has tracked the development of a group of learners from when they were in early childhood education, through school and into adulthood. Over the years, its findings have been well used in policy and practice.

Project leader(s): Cathy Wylie