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Author(s): Wylie, C., Burgon, J., & Cosslett, G
Publication type: Journal article

This article appeared in A Decade of Research on School Principals. Cases from 24 countries 


2 March 2015
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Conference paper

Paper for the AARE-NZARE conference, Brisbane, 30 November – 4 December 2014.

5 May 2017
Publication type: Research summary

This summary outlines key findings from the first phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW). This evaluation was conducted 2013-2015 by NZCER for the Ministry of Education.  

6 July 2015
Author(s): Jenny Whatman and Ally Bull
Publication type: Paper

This paper explores the work of professional learning and development (PLD) facilitators working in New Zealand schools on Ministry of Education contracts. It describes what PLD facilitation work is, and examines how well facilitators are prepared for the job they are doing. The second part of the paper looks at the impact of recent and changing requirements on facilitators and considers how the job may need to continue to change to meet the needs of teachers and students in the future.

13 April 2015
Author(s): Alex Neill, Melanie Berg and Liesje Stevens
Publication type: Research report

This report investigates the behaviour, attitudes and experiences of New Zealand secondary students with money and financial products. It also looks at financial literacy programmes  in New Zealand secondary schools and explores barriers to the implementation of financial literacy teaching.  The research was commissioned by the Commission for Financial Capability (previously the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income). The researchers surveyed Year 9-13 students and conducted online surveys of secondary school teachers and leaders. 

27 March 2015
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Paper

This paper discusses challenges and issues arising from NZCER's future-focused programme of research. It takes learning itself as an idea worthy of critical scrutiny and addresses some of the tensions that differences in views about learning create for future-focused research. 

10 January 2015
Publication type: Conference proceedings

This is a summary of the main points from the discussion sessions at the NZCER conference: Building future-oriented science education in Aotearoa New Zealand, held in October 2014.

22 December 2014
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Conference presentation

In this presentation summary, Rachel Bolstad explores the range and nature of partnerships that are occurring between schools and the science community.

3 November 2014
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins and Chris Joyce
Publication type: Conference presentation

This is a summary of a presentation given at the NZCER's future-oriented science education conference in October. Rosemary Hipkins and Chris Joyce draw on a number of resources to showcase some of the science education work going on to support schools around the country.

3 November 2014
Author(s): Sabina Cleary
Publication type: Conference presentation

This is a presentation on science PLD, given by Sabina Cleary of the University of Canterbury at the Building future-oriented science education in Aotearoa New Zealand conference in October 2014.

3 November 2014