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Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

How does climate change and sustainability feature in primary and intermediate school classrooms and whole-school practices?

We asked teachers and principals a few questions about climate change and sustainability as part of the 2019 NZCER national survey of English-medium primary and intermediate schools.

Findings include:

20 May 2020
Author(s):
Publication type: Infographic

We asked teachers and principals a few questions about climate change and sustainability as part of the 2019 NZCER national survey of English-medium primary and intermediate schools.  Below shows the summary of key findings, which can be downloaded as PDFs at the end of this page. The full written report is available here

7 May 2020
Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Edith Hodgen
Publication type: Research report

2019 was the third year that the Teaching, School, and Principal Leadership Practices Survey (TSP) was available for free use by schools. The questions in this survey draw on a strong body of evidence about effective practices. The TSP asks teachers and principals to rate how often a practice occurs or how well the practice is done.

10 March 2020
Author(s): Linda Bonne
Publication type: Research report

Making a place in the world: Experiences of those who took less conventional paths from school is the latest report from the NZCER longitudinal study Competent Learners that has followed young New Zealanders from their final months in early childhood education to age 26. This research aimed to find out how those who leave school early or take less conventional paths from school build their adult lives and find or make their place in the world.

14 January 2020
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Literature review

This research was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their examination of technology and the future of work in New Zealand. The main research question asks, in essence:

In what ways are secondary school subject-choice systems, and students’ subject choices, positioned to respond to future of work trends?

The following sub-questions provide more specific direction.

17 December 2019
Author(s): Jan Eyre and Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This research was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their examination of technology and the future of work in New Zealand. The main research question asks, in essence:

In what ways are secondary school subject-choice systems, and students’ subject choices, positioned to respond to future of work trends?

The following sub-questions provide more specific direction.

17 December 2019
Author(s):
Publication type: Research report

Te Wāhanga, on behalf of Oranga Tamariki, produced this report on the benefits of Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) in kura kaupapa Māori and kura ā-iwi (kura), using a kaupapa Māori approach.  

The report made six recommendations for Oranga Tamariki to consider: 

28 May 2020
Author(s): Sue McDowall and Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This report presents the findings from a research project on curriculum integration in New Zealand schools, carried out by NZCER in 2018–19.

The purpose of the research was to explore teachers’ rationales for curriculum integration; the approaches and practices used to integrate curriculum; and the learning opportunities such approaches provide for students.

19 December 2019
Author(s): Julie Roberts, Vince Wright
Publication type: Conference proceedings

Proceedings research article for the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Annual Conference 2019. 

Proceedings APA: G. Hine, S. Blackley, & A. Cooke (Eds.). Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice (Proceedings of the 42nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia). Perth: MERGA.

26 November 2019
Author(s): Cathy Wylie, Sue McDowall, and Hilary Ferral
Publication type: Research report

How do you support busy school leaders and teachers to take advantage of the strong body of evidence now available about effective teaching, school, and leadership practices?

How do we grow our understanding of teaching, school, and principal leadership practices nationally, so that the system can learn and improve? What are the strengths and needs of our educators and schools? And are new policies having their intended effect?

The Teaching, School, and Principal Leadership Practices Survey tool (TSP)1 was designed to meet these needs. 

21 November 2019

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