What can schools do about climate change? This briefing provides some starting point suggestions for schools, based on our research into systemic educational response to climate change. These ideas will also be useful for early learning centres, tertiary education settings, and community learning space. This briefing is part of a series. Other topics include:
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How are secondary schools responding to climate change?
In 2020 we surveyed a sample of English-medium secondary schools to find out how climate change and sustainability feature in classroom teaching and learning, and whole-school practices.
How can education in Aotearoa New Zealand respond to climate change?
The Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) asked the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) to provide an overview of the research literature on barriers and supports for women to succeed in secondary school leadership. The PPTA plan to use this review to help shape future work to address gender-based inequities. The Gender Pay Gap and Pay Equity Taskforce | Te Rōpū Mahi Rerekētanga Utu Ira Tangata me te Whakaōrite Utu is providing general momentum for such work.
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What’s happening in our English-medium primary schools: Findings from the NZCER national survey 2019 Full report
What’s happening in our English-medium primary schools: Findings from the NZCER national survey 2019. Summary
Student wellbeing and positive behaviour - findings from the NZCER 2019 National survey of English-medium primary schools
Te reo Māori and school provisions for ākonga Māori - findings from the NZCER 2019 National survey of English-medium primary schools
Meeting the needs of Pacific students - findings from the NZCER 2019 National survey of English-medium primary schools
Providing for students with disabilities or who need learning support - findings from the NZCER 2019 National survey of English-medium primary schools