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Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Research summary

In late 2017 an evaluation of Engineering Education to Employment (Engineering e2e) was undertaken by New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) Chief Researcher Karen Vaughan. This was a high-level review of documentation and 16 interviews with Steering Group members and initiative or project leaders asking about the ways in which Engineering e2e acted as a systems integrator and what can be learned from this. This is a summary of its findings.

28 February 2018
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Research report

Report prepared for the Tertiary Education Commission and the Engineering e2e Steering Group.

20 February 2018
Author(s): Jo MacDonald, Nicola Bright, Teresa Maguire, Melanie Berg
Publication type: Research report

This report presents the findings from the research undertaken to explore the use of Fire and Emergency New Zealand's fire safety education programmes in schools, kura, and early childhood education (ECE) centres including kōhanga reo. 

11 January 2018
Author(s): Linda Bonne and Lorraine Spiller
Publication type: Working paper

The NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 included a number of questions that asked specifically about matters related to Pasifika students, Pasifika families, or Pasifika cultural activities at school. We have brought the responses to these questions together for researchers working in Pasifika education.

8 January 2018
Author(s): MacDonald, J., Bourke, R., Berg, M., & Burgon, J
Publication type: Research report

A report to the Ministry of Education you can read on the Education Counts website.

In 2013 the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) was commissioned, in partnership with Associate Professor Roseanna Bourke from Victoria University of Wellington, to undertake an evaluation of My FRIENDS Youth in the New Zealand trial schools. This is the final evaluation report of the programme. 

18 December 2017
Author(s): Whatman, J., & MacDonald, J.
Publication type: Research report

A literature review prepared for the Education Council that you can read on the Education Council website.

Questions the review is addressing: 

1. What are the features of high quality practica that have a positive impact on outcomes for student teachers?

2. What are the features of high quality theory and practice integration within other parts of the ITE programme (course work) that have a positive impact on outcomes for student teachers?

18 December 2017
Author(s): Boyd, S., MacDonald, J., Stevens, E., & Felgate, R.
Publication type: Research report

This report presents baseline and implementation data gathered from a range of Play.sport stakeholders during 2016. The report aims to assist Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and other decision-makers to consider what the data suggests might be next steps for the initiative.

This formative focus is appropriate for Play.sport as the initiative uses an emergent model, and is in the first year of development.

18 December 2017
Author(s): Bourke, R., MacDonald, J., Lucas, M., Williams, J., & Sheerin, M.
Publication type: Book chapter

A book chapter written for Student Perspectives on School. Informing Inclusive Practice.

Bourke, R., MacDonald, J., Lucas, M., Williams, J., & Sheerin, M. (2018).  Enriching the wellbeing of young adolescents in secondary school. In J. Berman & J. MacArthur (Eds), Student Perspectives on School. Informing Inclusive Practice (pp. 177–196).  Leiden: Brill Sense.

18 December 2017
Author(s): Linda Bonne and Eliza Stevens
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at parent and whānau views of, and involvement with, their children’s schooling as part of a comprehensive national picture of what was happening in primary and intermediate schools in 2016.

The parent and whānau survey comprised mostly closed-response questions, but also asked for comments about three aspects: learning with digital technology, National Standards, and their child’s schooling in general.

15 December 2017
Author(s): Nicola Bright and Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

Ākonga Māori (Māori students) should be able to have good educational experiences that recognise and support their identity, reo Māori, and culture in any school they attend, as well as their learning.

The 2016 national survey shows increased awareness and attention to incorporating tikanga Māori and te reo Māori into English-medium schools to better support the identity, wellbeing, and achievement of ākonga Māori. 

15 December 2017

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