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Author(s): Esther Smaill, Sally Boyd, Georgia Palmer, Renee Tuifagalele, Melissa Denzler, and Lorraine Spiller
Publication type: Research report

In 2022, the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) identified a range of schools at which the University Entrance (UE) attainment of ākonga Māori and Pacific students was at least 10% higher than their decile (now EQI) band average.  

In 2023, NZQA asked Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa NZCER to work with six of these higher UE attainment schools to explore how they support ākonga Māori and Pacific students to attain UE.  

21 June 2024
Author(s): Richard Benton
Publication type: Conference presentation

"Those concerned about the future of te reo Māori must work to ensure that the values listed in the Māori Language Act become a reality for all who call Aotearoa New Zealand home. We must ensure that they are not simply the aspirations of a few, but are threads firmly woven into the social fabric of the country."

This publication is a presentation given by Dr Richard Benton, the founder of Te Wāhanga and lead of the landmark Survey of Language Use in Māori Households and Communities 1973-1978.

7 June 2024
Author(s): Mohamed Alansari, Hana Turner-Adams, Mengnan Li
Publication type: Research report

In 2023, the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER), on contract to the Ministry of Education, undertook research to assess schools’ responses to the Equity Index (EQI) and the associated key questions: 

31 May 2024
Author(s): Davina Hunt, Kiri Fortune, and Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

Since 2007, Springboard Trust has been supporting school leaders in Aotearoa New Zealand with the 10-month Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP) to develop their effective strategic planning capability.  

11 April 2024
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

In 2023 Auckland Council’s Sustainable Schools team piloted a project called Mana Ora: Students Decarbonising Schools. This project aimed to empower students, with support, to plan and implement action projects linked to decarbonisation within their schools. The five theme areas below provided project inspiration. 

26 March 2024
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Sally Boyd
Publication type: Research report

How can schools and organisations in Aotearoa measure wellbeing? And how can models of health and wellbeing that draw on mātauranga Māori help them do this?  

Hei whakaarotanga: Engaging with models of health and wellbeing that draw on mātauranga Māori is a new paper from NZCER that explores a range of health and wellbeing models that draw on mātauranga Māori that have been used at individual, collective, and population levels in Aotearoa New Zealand.  

5 March 2024
Author(s): Jo MacDonald, Nicola Bright, Mengnan Li
Publication type: Research report

This is the fourth annual evaluation report for the Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora programme, a financial literacy programme for secondary school students and ākonga, led by Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission. In 2023, the evaluation focused on collecting data about key programme goals and reporting on the proportion of schools and kura that used Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora in 2022/23. This short report presents findings from a survey of teachers and kaiako. 

25 November 2023
Author(s): Mohamed Alansari, Mengnan Li
Publication type: Research report

As part of the National Survey of Schools project, part of NZCER’s Te Pae Tawhiti programme of research, we collaborated with the New Zealand Area Schools Association (NZASA) to survey area school teachers between 15 June and 21 July 2023. 

A total of 652 area teachers across 64 area schools completed the survey, with questions focusing on: 

2 November 2023
Author(s): Mohamed Alansari, Jo MacDonald, Mengnan Li
Publication type: Research report

The long-running National Survey of Schools project is part of the New Zealand Council for Educational Research’s (NZCER’s) Te Pae Tawhiti programme of research, funded through the Ministry of Education. NZCER has run a national survey of secondary schools every 3 years since 2003. As part of the 2022 National Survey of Secondary Schools, we invited all English-medium secondary school principals (state and state-integrated) to complete our surveys.

The report covers all the questions asked of principals, organised in four areas:

2 November 2023
Author(s): Keita Durie, Melissa Denzler, Hana Turner-Adams
Publication type: Research report

Me aro ki te hā o Hine-ahu-one 

Pay heed and dignity to the power of women 

Distinct qualities and models of leadership, cultural taxation, and the need for mentoring are among the key findings of a landmark new study on wāhine Māori in educational leadership.  

22 September 2023

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