NZCER submitted feedback on the Climate Change Commission's draft advice to the New Zealand Government, released February 2021.
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NZCER were commissioned by Ministry of Social Development to analyse data from the Growing Up in New Zealand cohort of over 5,000 mothers. We used data from when children were in their final months at an early learning service (ELS), and after their first year at school, to identify variables which were indicative of strong partnerships.
Investigating how climate change connects with the places we live, learn, and work can inspire climate solutions based on localised thinking. Connecting culture to place highlights opportunities for culturally-sustaining climate responses. This briefing is part of a series. Other topics include:
This briefing discusses education's role in supporting and inspiring learners on career pathways to a low-carbon future. This briefing is part of a series. Other topics include:
School leadership, and school-wide approaches, play a key role in effective climate change response. These ideas will also be useful for early learning centres, tertiary education settings, and community learning spaces. This briefing is part of a series. Other topics include:
What can schools do about climate change? This briefing provides some starting point suggestions for schools, based on our research into systemic educational response to climate change. These ideas will also be useful for early learning centres, tertiary education settings, and community learning space. This briefing is part of a series. Other topics include:
How are secondary schools responding to climate change?
In 2020 we surveyed a sample of English-medium secondary schools to find out how climate change and sustainability feature in classroom teaching and learning, and whole-school practices.
How can education in Aotearoa New Zealand respond to climate change?
The Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) asked the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) to provide an overview of the research literature on barriers and supports for women to succeed in secondary school leadership. The PPTA plan to use this review to help shape future work to address gender-based inequities. The Gender Pay Gap and Pay Equity Taskforce | Te Rōpū Mahi Rerekētanga Utu Ira Tangata me te Whakaōrite Utu is providing general momentum for such work.
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What’s happening in our English-medium primary schools: Findings from the NZCER national survey 2019 Full report