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Publication type: Journal article

This article analyses school funding trends in New Zealand since the 1989 decentralisation of education administration to school level. It looks at the extent to which school funding became based on formulae linked to student numbers and characteristics. It concludes that by 1998, New Zealand could be seen as having a quasi-voucher system.

The full journal article is published in:
New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 34 (1), 1998. p. 99-109

10 June 2011
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Journal article

This article gives a brief summary of the main findings of the literature review, Can vouchers deliver better education?. It covers competition between schools, consumer choice, student achievement, and cost.

The full journal article is published in:
Institute of Policy Studies Policy Newsletter, n.55, 1998. p. 13-15

10 June 2011
Author(s): Anna Chalmers
Publication type: Research report

A second survey of AUS members where NZCER monitored the current situation by obtaining an up-to-date picture and comparing the results with those of the 1994 survey.

The AUS is the Association of University Staff of New Zealand.

9 June 2011
Can vouchers deliver better education? A review of the literature, with special reference to New Zealand
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Literature review

This literature review examines the findings of international and New Zealand research on education systems which use the main elements of the voucher approach to education: parental choice, per-student funding formulae, and self-managing schools.

8 June 2011
Author(s): Diane L Mara
Publication type: Research report

This study outlines information from the range of agencies and organisations that work together to establish and support the licensing and chartering of Pacific Islands early childhood centres.

An analysis of interviews carried out with key informants from licensed and unchartered centres identifies the barriers and challenges to licensing, useful supports and services, the differences between being licensed and unlicensed, and present and future needs.

Participants' views on quality, choice, and access are noted.

7 June 2011
Author(s): David Harris and Sally Boyd
Publication type: Research report

This research project looks at the effects of computers on the learning of children with a disability, in their home and school environments. It identifies some of the factors which lead to the maximum educational benefits for children from the use of computers.

The research identifies the skills a child learns with the assistance of a computer, and progress in these skills over some months. The influences on children's learning are described and analysed in relation to their computer use and skill development.

2 June 2011
Author(s): Sally Boyd
Publication type: Research report

Outlines the information gained from 5 case studies in New Zealand primary schools on how the use of computers was integrated into the school environment and the curriculum.

Provides ideas and information on ways to organise and use computer equipment in schools.

1 June 2011
Author(s): Cathy Wylie, Jean Thompson
Publication type: Research report

This is the second report in the Competent Children longitudinal study.

1 June 2011
Author(s): Diane L Mara
Publication type: Research report

This research was designed to provide evaluative data to the Ministry of Education on models which would enhance further programmes for developing liaison between schools and Pacific Islands parents.

7 June 1998
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

This was planned to be the final report in the New Zealand Council for Educational Research’s series of national surveys monitoring the impact of the Tomorrow’s Schools reforms, which began in 1989. These reforms shifted substantial financial and administrative responsibilities from the former Department of Education and Education Boards to staff and trustees at individual schools. The aim of the series has been to describe the experiences of people in primary schools, to find out what difference the reforms have made to New Zealand schools.

30 October 2019

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