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Marie Cameron

Marie Cameron is an independent researcher who contracts to NZCER.

She has worked on several projects with NZCER teams, and is currently leading a longitudinal study of 60 primary and secondary teachers beginning in their third year of teaching: Teachers of Promise: Aspirations and Realities

Current projects:

  • Successful Models of Learning in the Workplace (2009-2011): aims to enhance the teaching and learning processes, experiences, and outcomes for learning in the workplace.
  • ITO Workplace Assessment Structures (2009): explores the different structures and systems that Industry Training Organisations can to support and manage assessors and assessment in the workplace

Her research interests include:

  • primary and secondary education
  • teacher education and professional learning
  • educational leadership and school development
  • literacy
  • evaluation of educational initiatives

Research projects that I am currently leading:

Research outputs

Year published Title Publication type Category
2014 2013 Annual Evaluation Report for the Teach First NZ programme pilot delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland Research report
2014 Sustaining the commitment and realising the potential of highly promising teachers Journal article
2012 Teachers of promise Journal article
2011 Career pathways: Does remaining close to the classroom matter for early career teachers? A study of practice in New Zealand and the USA. Journal article Education leadership practices Professional learning
2011 Schools as professional learning communities for early career teachers: how do early-career teachers rate them? Journal article Education leadership practices Professional learning
2011 Successful Workplace Learning: How Learning Happens at Work Research report Learning at work
2011 The transfer of literacy, language and numeracy skills from learning programmes into the workplace: Literature review Research report Learning at work
2010 A Guide to Good Practice in ITO Structures and Systems for On-Job Assessment Research report Learning at work Post-school learning
2010 ITO Assessment Structures and Systems: Survey and Focus Group Findings Research report Learning at work
2009 Assessment of Learning in the Workplace: A Background Paper Research report Learning at work
2009 Lessons From Beginning Teachers: Challenges for School Leaders Book School governance and management
2007 Ako*: Being a teacher, being a learner, being part of a learning profession Conference paper Education leadership practices Professional learning
2007 Early career teachers' opportunities for professional learning: Impacts on teaching practice, job satisfaction, motivation, and career decisions Conference paper Education leadership practices Professional learning
2007 Evaluation of the Literacy Professional Development Project Research report Literacy Student engagement
2007 Learning to teach: A literature review of induction theory and practice Literature review
2007 Learning to teach: A survey of provisionally registered teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand Research report
2007 Starting out in teaching: Surviving or thriving as a new teacher Journal article Professional learning
2006 Career paths in the New Zealand primary school sector report Research report Education leadership practices
2006 Teachers of promise: Getting started in teaching Research report
2005 Planning and managing change: Messages from the Curriculum Innovation Projects Research report Curriculum and assessment
2004 Evaluation of First-Time Principals Induction Programme 2003 Research report Education leadership practices School governance and management
2004 Evaluation of the introductory professional development programme for teacher aides/kaiāwhina: Supporting teachers of students with special education needs Research report
2004 Research on initial teacher education in New Zealand: 1993-2004. Literature review and annotated bibliography Literature review
2003 Evaluation of professional development to support the arts in the New Zealand curriculum Research report Curriculum and assessment
2002 Paired writing: Helping beginning writers get started Journal article Literacy
2002 Peer influences on learning Journal article Student engagement
2002 School development in practice: Creating learning communities Research report
2002 Sustaining school improvement : Ten primary schools' journeys Research report
2002 Sustaining school improvement: ten primary schools' journeys: A summary Research report
2002 What's needed to support and sustain good teaching? Conference paper
2002 What's needed to support and sustain good teaching? Conference paper
2002 When two cultures collide: Similarities and differences between tertiary teachers in two institutional contexts Journal article
1993 What Principals Think of Their Beginning Teachers Journal article School governance and management
1992 From College to ...? Asking New Zealand principals, 2 years on, about the new system of hiring beginning teachers Journal article Careers and transition School governance and management
1991 Paired writing: helping beginning writers get started Journal article Literacy
1990 Finding Your First Job: From College to Classroom Under New Rules Journal article Policy