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Author(s): Sally Boyd, Alex Hotere-Barnes, Lesieli Tongati’o and Jo MacDonald
Publication type: Research report

This report summarises the findings from case studies of seven schools that are part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW) initiative. Schools were selected for their effective practice. In this report, commonalities and differences in practice are summarised, and key themes are illustrated by short narratives from the schools. The report also discusses the contribution PB4L-SW is making towards change at the schools. The main audiences for this report are schools and Ministry of Education staff who provide support and training to schools.

6 July 2015
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Publication type: Research summary

This summary outlines key findings from the first phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW). This evaluation is being conducted over 2013-2015 by NZCER for the Ministry of Education.  

6 July 2015
Author(s): Alex Neill, Melanie Berg and Liesje Stevens
Publication type: Research summary

This report summarises research carried out for the Commission for Financial Capability into financial capability in secondary schools. We also produced a brochure for schools and parents, setting out the main findings from the research. More information is available from the commission.

3 July 2015
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Alex Hotere-Barnes and Jessica Hutchings
Publication type: Research report

This report from the Ka Whānau Mai Te Reo project puts the spotlight on te reo Māori at times of transition.  It explores the diverse aspirations whānau have for their reo development and it looks at the pathways available to whānau to support those aspirations at three key points: starting school, moving from primary to secondary school, and moving beyond secondary school.

9 June 2015
Author(s): Sally Boyd, Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

The Sport in Education initiative was introduced by Sport NZ in 2013 to demonstrate the contribution that the context and concepts of sport can make to enhancing teaching and learning for schools and students. Eight schools were chosen to demonstrate that this approach is equally valid across genders, geographic locations, roll sizes and differing socioeconomic environments.

30 May 2015
Author(s): Sally Boyd and Rachel Felgate
Publication type: Research report

This report summarises the findings from the final phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) School-Wide. It describes the extent of implementation of School-Wide in schools, identifies short-term shifts and considers the longer term sustainability of the initiative.

The report is available on the Education Counts website here.

30 May 2015
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad, Cathy Buntting
Publication type: Professional learning resource

This document was developed in 2013 to support teachers and others to engage with findings from the e-in-science research project, carried out by the University of Waikato and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research under contract to the Ministry of Education.

3 May 2015
Author(s): Jenny Whatman and Ally Bull
Publication type: Paper

This paper explores the work of professional learning and development (PLD) facilitators working in New Zealand schools on Ministry of Education contracts. It describes what PLD facilitation work is, and examines how well facilitators are prepared for the job they are doing. The second part of the paper looks at the impact of recent and changing requirements on facilitators and considers how the job may need to continue to change to meet the needs of teachers and students in the future.

13 April 2015
Author(s): Alex Neill, Melanie Berg and Liesje Stevens
Publication type: Research report

This report investigates the behaviour, attitudes and experiences of New Zealand secondary students with money and financial products. It also looks at financial literacy programmes  in New Zealand secondary schools and explores barriers to the implementation of financial literacy teaching.  The research was commissioned by the Commission for Financial Capability (previously the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income). The researchers surveyed Year 9-13 students and conducted online surveys of secondary school teachers and leaders. 

27 March 2015
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This report explores teachers' practice and thinking about one of the eight principles in the New Zealand Curriculum, learning to learn. It draws on data from teachers' responses to NZCER's 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. The author discusses the meaning and potential of the phrase 'learning to learn' and uses the survey data to look at teachers' practice. The report includes ideas for strengthening learning to learn approaches in schools.

26 March 2015

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