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Linda Bonne

Job Title: 
Senior Researcher

Linda is a Senior Researcher at NZCER and has over 25 years’ experience in education, more than 10 of which have been in educational research.

Before joining NZCER, Linda worked as a primary teacher, numeracy advisor, and assistant principal. She has been a university lecturer in mathematics education, and co-leader of a Teaching and Learning Research Initiative project about teachers' use of questions in mathematics. She holds a PhD in Education, MEd, BEd in Teaching, and Diploma in Teaching.

Linda is interested in how policy initiatives play out in schools, something she is able to explore as she leads NZCER’s long-running National Survey of Schools.

She uses her expertise in mathematics education to co-lead NZCER’s Math Self-efficacy and Achievement project. This focusses on students’ beliefs about themselves as learners of maths and how this relates to their achievement. As a member of the NZCER team working on the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement, Linda has a lead role in the 2018 study of mathematics and statistics. She also supports the Assessment Resources for Classroom Teachers and Students project by regularly reviewing mathematics items for Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs).

Linda is writing about the qualitative component of Competent learners @ 25 (the most recent cycle of the Competent children, competent learners project).

She is a council member for the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE), and a member of the International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning (IJMTL) editorial board. Linda has recently been reviewing articles about mathematics education research or students' beliefs and motivation in journals that include: NZ Annual Review of Education, Learning and Individual Differences, British Journal of Educational Psychology, and International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning.

Research outputs

Year published Title Publication type Category
2017 Finding a balance—fostering student wellbeing, positive behaviour, and learning: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 Research report
2017 Parent and whānau perspectives on their child’s schooling: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 Research report
2017 Pasifika students, Pasifika cultural activities, and engagement with Pasifika families Working paper
2017 Teachers' work and professional learning: Findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 Research report
2016 Assessing students’ maths self-efficacy and achievement Journal article Maths education Student engagement
2016 National Standards in their seventh year Research report
2016 New Zealand Students’ Mathematics-Related Beliefs and Attitudes: Recent Evidence Journal article Maths education Student engagement
2016 Secondary schools in 2015 Research report Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies NCEA Policy School governance and management Student health and wellbeing
2016 Students' beliefs about themselves as mathematics learners Journal article Maths education
2015 English-medium schools engaging whānau: Building relationships, creating spaces Journal article Families and communities Māori and education Student engagement
2015 Knowing Practice: Vocational Thresholds for GPs, Carpenters, and Engineering Technicians Research report Careers and transition Learning at work Professional learning
2015 Knowing Practice: Vocational Thresholds for GPs, Carpenters, and Engineering Technicians Summary Report Research summary Careers and transition Learning at work Professional learning
2014 Primary and intermediate schools in 2013 Research report Implementing New Zealand Curriculum Key Competencies Moderation National Standards Policy School governance and management Student health and wellbeing