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Author(s): Rose Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

The big picture vision of The New Zealand Curriculum says it is important to foster students' dispositions to learn and contribute as active members of society. The key competencies directly support this vision.  This paper looks at what happens when teachers design rich tasks to draw on all aspects of the key competencies.

13 December 2017
Author(s): Debbie Broughton, Jessica Hutchings, and Nicola Bright
Publication type: Research report

Ka whānau mai te reo: Kei tua o te kura—Understanding how tertiary education organisations are supporting the transitions of reo Māori learners and speakers completes the series of research reports looking at the transitions between education organisations, from pre-school to tertiary.

6 November 2017
Author(s): Linda Bonne and Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at the work of teachers in primary and intermediate schools.

The report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools 2016 that was conducted from August to September 2016.

The survey asked teachers about what they are doing in classes; their school culture and support for their work; their achievements; their issues; and their workload and morale.

The 2016 survey continued our focus on how teachers were using aspects of The New Zealand Curriculum that was introduced in 2007.

31 October 2017
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at principals’ perceptions of how well primary and intermediate schools are resourced and supported, and their relationships with other schools.

The report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools 2016 that was conducted from August to September 2016.

31 October 2017
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at the work of principals in primary and intermediate schools.

The report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools 2016 that was conducted from August to September 2016.

The survey asked principals about their workload and morale, their leadership development; their professional learning, their achievements; their challenges; and their career path.

The NZCER survey got responses from a nationally representative sample of 349 English-medium state and state-integrated primary and intermediate schools. 

31 October 2017
Author(s): NZCER Māori Research Unit led by Dr Richard Benton
Publication type: Research report

In 1973, led by Dr Richard Benton, the newly established NZCER Māori Research Unit (Te Wāhanga Kaupapa Māori), embarked on the first sociolinguistic survey of te reo Māori in New Zealand.

The survey stands as a landmark sociolinguistic work in New Zealand.  In all, 6915 individuals in 6,470 Māori families, covering 33,338 individuals throughout the North Island of New Zealand were interviewed in depth. 

19 September 2017
Author(s): Sue McDowall
Publication type: Working paper

28 August 2017
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

Can the study of history help to prepare young people to navigate life in an increasingly complex, globalised, and hyperconnected world? What value can games add to secondary school history education when teachers have these goals in mind? What do teachers need to know about games—and about the nature of history as a discipline—to make effective use of games in their classroom programmes?

22 August 2017
Author(s): Sally Boyd, Linda Bonne, and Melanie Berg
Publication type: Research report

This report looks at how student wellbeing and positive behaviour are being fostered in primary and intermediate schools.

The report draws on data from the NZCER National Survey of Primary and Intermediate Schools, which was conducted in late August and early September 2016. The survey asked about schools’ proactive approaches aimed at fostering wellbeing and positive behaviour, as well as how schools intervene when students need more support.

The survey sought the views of principals, teachers, trustees, parents and whānau.

 

14 August 2017
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Maraea Hunia and Basil Keane with Hinerangi Edwards and Kiwa Hammond and with Rachel Felgate and Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

He mea tuhi nā Nicola Bright, Maraea Hunia, Basil Keane me Kiwa Hammond, Hinerangi Edwards me Rachel Felgate, Cathy Wylie

Tuatahi, mā ngā tāngata o Te Wairoa tēnei pūrongo, ā, e whakaata ana i ngā kōrero i tukuna mai e ngā whānau me ngā pou reo (ngā kaiārahi, ngā kaihāpai i te reo Māori i te hapori) mō te ora o te reo Māori i roto i te hapori me tōna hiranga ki ngā whānau o Te Wairoa.

7 August 2017

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