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Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Jacky Burgon
Publication type: Research summary

SpringboardTrust is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to improve student outcomes through improving the effectiveness of principals. NZCER was asked to evaluate the short-term impact of its flagship programme, the Strategic Leadership for Principals Programme (SLPP).

The full report is available from the SpringboardTrust website.

The executive summary can be downloaded below.

19 February 2016
Author(s): Andrew Kear, Karen Vaughan and Ben Gardiner
Publication type:

This guide was developed in partnership between the New Zealand Council for Educational Research and the BCITO, and funded by the Ako Aotearoa National Project Fund. The work is based on the project Transforming industry-led assessment of learning in the building and construction industries. More information and the research report are available at: www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/bci-assessment<http://www.akoaotearoa.ac.nz/bci-assessment

12 February 2016
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Journal article

The Parker Brothers' 1971 game of "Careers" may be light-hearted but the career decisions faced by young people leaving school today are no game.  Those decisions are considered more serious and seem more complex now.

Karen Vaughan discusses findings from the Prospects and Pathways study of young people moving into tertiary study and employment, and their bearing on career guidance principles.

12 February 2016
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Journal article

This article engages with current debates in New Zealand over the legitimacy of various young people’s activities within a transition-to-work framework based around the metaphor of ‘pathways’.

12 February 2016
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Journal article

Young adults’ early career development is an increasingly important field of inquiry. With the complexity of modern transitions from school and the lifelong learning demands of emerging knowledge societies, governments are concerned to improve learning pathways into, and through, tertiary education and work. Young adults are exploring new learning and work possibilities and understanding these create a challenge for governments trying to validate their experiences and enhance their employability.

12 February 2016
Author(s): Karen Vaughan
Publication type: Journal article

This article argues that particular experiences in the workplace are more important than others and can lead to transformational learning. This may enable practitioners to cross ‘vocational thresholds’ to new ways of being.  A notion of ‘vocational thresholds’ is developed, aiming to help build an understanding of the most powerful learning experiences of general practitioners (GPs).

12 February 2016
Author(s): Karen Vaughan, Linda Bonne and Jan Eyre
Publication type: Research summary
"For days and days, you make out only the fragments of what to do. And then one day you’ve got the thing whole. Conscious learning becomes unconscious knowledge, and you cannot say precisely how". (Atul Gawande in Complications, 2002, p. 21)
27 January 2016
Author(s): Research team
Publication type: Paper

This is the submission from NZCER's Research team on the Update of the Education Act. It draws on NZCER's deep expertise, particularly in curriculum and assessment, school leadership and governance, and future-focussed education, to respond to the discussion document. 

18 January 2016
Author(s): Jenny Whatman, Jo MacDonald and Liesje Stevens
Publication type: Research report

This report is the second annual evaluation report for the Teach First NZ pilot programme. The first report focused on the programme’s first year, Cohort 13. This second report focuses on Year 2 for Cohort 13 and Year 1 for Cohort 14.

The full report can be found at: www.educationcounts.govt.nz/publications/schooling/2014-annual-evaluation-report-for-the-teach-first-nz-programme

18 January 2016
Author(s): Karen Vaughan, Linda Bonne and Jan Eyre
Publication type: Research report

How do people learn to become general practitioners, carpenters and engineering technicians? This report is based on the Knowing Practice project and explores practice-based learning (apprenticeship or vocational immersion) across three different fields. It is based on observations and interviews with 41 learner-practitioners and their workplace-based mentors, teachers, and advisors:

18 December 2015

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