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Author(s): Sue McDowall
Publication type: Research report

This report presents the findings of a research project on literacy teaching and learning in e-Learning contexts carried out by CORE Education and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Ministry of Education in 2009.

Report can be viewed and downloaded from:

7 June 2010
Lifelong Literacy: The integration of key competencies and reading
Author(s): Juliet Twist and Sue McDowall
Publication type: Research report

This report presents the findings of a research project which explored how the key competencies described in The New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education, 2007) might be integrated with the teaching of reading in the middle years of primary school (Years 3–6). The project involved researchers supporting teachers to conceptualise key competencies more deeply and design and implement reading programmes which integrate the competencies.

The project was funded by the Cognition Institute.

2 June 2010
Author(s): Karen Vaughan and Marie Cameron
Publication type: Research report

This is a report on findings from a survey of 33 Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) and five focus groups with 19 ITO representatives – the second phase of a three-phase project entitled ITO Workplace Assessment Structures and Systems.

2 June 2010
Author(s): Keren Brooking and Edith Hodgen
Publication type: Research report

Report of the Phase Two survey data prepared for SPELD NZ

This report presents the findings from an evaluation which began in 2009 on the impact of SPELD in New Zealand, and is the second phase of the larger study. This phase has involved surveying key groups of participants about their perceptions of SPELD. The groups involved are SPELD teachers, RTLBs and school staff from across New Zealand.

2 June 2010
Author(s): Josie Roberts and Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

NZCER’s Families and Communities Engagement (FACE) project investigated ideas and practices involved in bringing together teachers, families, local communities and students to contribute to collective conversations and decisions about education.

1 June 2010
Publication type: Journal article

A Curriculum Updates article published in the Education Gazette in March 2010, promoting dialogue and develop understandings about the role of the curriculum principles in designing and reviewing the school curriculum.

28 March 2010