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Author(s): Maraea Hunia, Nicola Bright, Peter Keegan, and Sinead Overbye
Publication type: Research report

Te Wāhanga—NZCER was commissioned by Te Mātāwai to undertake an exploratory research project into rangatahi exposure to, and use of, te reo Māori. We used a kaupapa Māori mixed-methods approach. The study involved 19 rangatahi, aged between 13 and 23 years, from four regions. The study took place from January 2019 to February 2020.

20 May 2020
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

How does climate change and sustainability feature in primary and intermediate school classrooms and whole-school practices?

We asked teachers and principals a few questions about climate change and sustainability as part of the 2019 NZCER national survey of English-medium primary and intermediate schools.

Key findings are summarised in this infographic.

Findings include:

20 May 2020
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Publication type: Infographic

We asked teachers and principals a few questions about climate change and sustainability as part of the 2019 NZCER national survey of English-medium primary and intermediate schools.  Below shows the summary of key findings, which can be downloaded as PDFs at the end of this page. The full written report is available here

7 May 2020
Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Edith Hodgen
Publication type: Research report

2019 was the third year that the Teaching, School, and Principal Leadership Practices Survey (TSP) was available for free use by schools. The questions in this survey draw on a strong body of evidence about effective practices. The TSP asks teachers and principals to rate how often a practice occurs or how well the practice is done.

10 March 2020
Author(s): Linda Bonne
Publication type: Research report

Making a place in the world: Experiences of those who took less conventional paths from school is the latest report from the NZCER longitudinal study Competent Learners that has followed young New Zealanders from their final months in early childhood education to age 26. This research aimed to find out how those who leave school early or take less conventional paths from school build their adult lives and find or make their place in the world.

14 January 2020
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Literature review

This research was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their examination of technology and the future of work in New Zealand. The main research question asks, in essence:

In what ways are secondary school subject-choice systems, and students’ subject choices, positioned to respond to future of work trends?

The following sub-questions provide more specific direction.

17 December 2019
Author(s): Jan Eyre and Rosemary Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This research was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their examination of technology and the future of work in New Zealand. The main research question asks, in essence:

In what ways are secondary school subject-choice systems, and students’ subject choices, positioned to respond to future of work trends?

The following sub-questions provide more specific direction.

17 December 2019
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Maraea Hunia, John Huria
Publication type: Literature review

Te Wāhanga – New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) was commissioned by Te Mātāwai to conduct a literature review to identify good practice in language revitalisation at a micro level (for whānau and communities) and provide informed support for revitalisation planning and activities. This review presents examples of language revitalisation practices, developed and implemented by whānau and other community groups, that are described in literature from Aotearoa New Zealand and across many countries.

20 May 2021
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Publication type: Research report

Te Wāhanga, on behalf of Oranga Tamariki, produced this report on the benefits of Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) in kura kaupapa Māori and kura ā-iwi (kura), using a kaupapa Māori approach.  

The report made six recommendations for Oranga Tamariki to consider: 

28 May 2020

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