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Author(s): Sally Boyd
Publication type: Research report

This project examines relationships between research and teaching by studying educators' (mainly teachers) access to, and use of, research and theory. The study focuses on identifying barriers to educators' use of educational theory and research findings.

2 June 2011
Author(s): Margaret Wilkie
Publication type: Research report

Statistics show that Māori are over-represented in all negative indicators of special educational needs.

Mātauranga motuhake is based on qualitative research that followed a kaupapa Māori process to present a uniquely Māori perspective on special education. The research shows the whānau as the main pillar supporting children with special educational needs. The examples given in the report show how some schools and services are able to offer successful support within a Māori kaupapa which is both Māori - and child-centred.

2 June 2011
Author(s): Linda Mitchell and Diane Mara
Publication type: Research report

This evaluation draws on interviews with Ministry of Education (MOE) national and regional staff, ECD national and regional staff, and early childhood centres, groups, parents, and other individuals who have worked with ECD in these areas. It also draws on evidence from ECD's publications, resources, the Document of Accountability between the Minister of Education and the Early Childhood Development Board, and monitoring reports.

1 June 2011
Competent children at 10: Families, early education, and schools
Author(s): Cathy Wylie, Jean Thompson and Cathy Lythe
Publication type: Research report

This report is the fourth in the Competent Children longitudinal study. It describes and analyses the factors which can make a difference to children's scores at age 10.

The study has followed about 500 New Zealand children over five years, and has been able to look at the relationship of earlier experiences and resources to children's current competency levels.

1 June 2011
Beyond school: Final year school students' experiences of the transition to tertiary study or employment
Author(s): Sally Boyd and Anna Chalmers
Publication type: Research report

This report details the findings from a 2-phase study investigating students' decision-making concerning tertiary study and other post-school destinations.

1 June 2011
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Book chapter

A report on New Zealand that identifies critical issues, policy responses, and practical implications of these.

Book chapter in: Educational change and development in the Asia-Pacific region: Challenges for the future.  T. Townsend and Y.C. Cheng (Eds.). Lisse, Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger,  2000.

14 June 2011
Author(s): Lia Mapa, Le'autuli'ilagi Sauvao, and Val Podmore
Publication type: Conference paper

This NZARE conference paper summarises the results of a small-scale, exploratory study which was designed to include around 6 families from each of 5 ethnic groups (Cook Islands, Niue, Samoan, Tokelauan, and Tongan).

10 June 2011
Author(s): Sally Boyd and Sue McDowall
Publication type: Conference paper

This study looks in detail at the editing part of the writing process and how editing skills differ by age group.

Paper presented at the New Zealand Association for Research in Education (NZARE) conference, Palmerston North, 30 November-3 December 2000.

10 June 2011
Author(s): Lia Mapa, Le'autuli'ilagi Sauvao, and Val Podmore
Publication type: Conference paper

This NZARE conference paper summarises the results of a small-scale, exploratory study which was designed to include around 6 families from each of 5 ethnic groups (Cook Islands, Niue, Samoan, Tokelauan, and Tongan).

9 June 2011
Author(s): Robyn Baker
Publication type: Conference paper

The paper gives an overview of the secondary sector in New Zealand and the reforms of the 1990s, describing the links between educational research, policy, and practice during this time.

Paper presented at the Regional Seminar on Education Research for Policy and Practice, Tokyo, 2-7 October, 2000.

9 June 2011

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