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Author(s): Jo MacDonald, Nicola Bright, Mohamed Alansari, Mengnan Li
Publication type: Research report

Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora is a financial capability programme for secondary school students in English-medium (EME) and Māori-medium (MME) education settings. The programme aims to equip all young New Zealanders for their financial future. The first resources were piloted in 2018, and schools and kura started to use the Years 9 and 10 resources in 2019. Senior secondary resources for Years 11–13 were launched in June 2020.

6 December 2022
Author(s): Jo MacDonald, Renee Tuifagalele, Nicola Bright
Publication type: Research report

Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission received funding from the Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) to build the financial capability for 1,200 Pacific households, with a focus on pathways to home ownership. The aim is to equip Pacific households with the financial capability skills and resilience to work towards home ownership and cope with economic shocks such as COVID-19.

6 December 2022
Author(s): Linda Bonne, Rose Hipkins
Publication type: Research report

This paper was commissioned to explore curriculum levelling in the Science and Mathematics and Statistics learning areas of The New Zealand Curriculum to support decisions about the need for greater curriculum clarity, especially around progression. 

It was co-authored by Rose Hipkins MZNM of NZCER and Linda Bonne (now at Te Herenga Waka), at the request of the Ministry of Education. 

28 November 2022
Author(s): Esther Smaill, Charles Darr
Publication type: Research report

In February 2020, the Ministry of Education asked the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) to examine the curriculum-levelling construct that sits at the heart of The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC).

28 November 2022
Author(s): Mary Chamberlain, Charles Darr, Rose Hipkins, Sheridan McKinley, Hineihaea Murphy, Claire Sinnema
Publication type: Research report

Determining How Learning is Progressing – Options for Calibrating Teacher Judgements builds on an earlier paper that outlines the case for a bicultural progression-focused curriculum.

It discusses ways to support teacher, ākonga, and whānau decision-making about how learning is progressing. The paper also explores how to build bridges between the intentions expressed by a bicultural progression-focused curriculum, assessment, and classroom practice.

28 November 2022
Author(s): Mary Chamberlain, Charles Darr, Rose Hipkins, Sheridan McKinley, Hineihaea Murphy, Claire Sinnema
Publication type: Research report

There is considerable international debate about how best to reshape national curricula in the face of rapid societal and environmental changes. The OECD is actively exploring this question through its Future of Education and Skills 2030 initiative. Their aim is to ‘help education systems determine the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values students needed to thrive in and shape their future.’

28 November 2022
Author(s): Cathy Wylie
Publication type: Research report

The Highest Needs Review was undertaken by the Ministry of Education from 2021-2022. Its purpose is to ensure that children and young people with the highest needs for learning support achieve their full potential through positive education outcomes and that they receive the right support, when they need it, and for as long as they need it. 

11 November 2022
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Sara Tolbert, Bronwen Cowie, Pauline Waiti
Publication type: Research report

Science education has an important role to play in supporting our young people to meet the complex challenges of the modern age. Students need a curriculum that can prepare them to work collaboratively, competently and confidently to address the wicked "glocal" problems of our time. 

10 October 2022
Author(s): Nicola Bright, Esther Smaill
Publication type: Research report

He pitomata tō ngā kura auraki hei āwhina i te whakaoranga o te reo Māori. Kua whakaputaina tēnei pūrongo kitenga e Te Wāhanga - Rangahau Mātauranga o Aotearoa hei tautoko i ngā kura auraki tuatahi ki te whakatipu i te reo Māori, hei whakapakari hoki i ā rātou hōtaka  whakaakoranga, akoranga hoki mō te reo Māori.

I roto i tā mātou pūrongo kitenga ka tautohutia e mātou: 

23 September 2022
Author(s): Cathy Wylie and David Coblentz
Publication type: Research report

The Teaching, School, and Principal Leadership Practices Survey (TSP) was developed to give schools robust data about key practices that research has shown are worth paying attention to because of their direct and indirect effects on student learning. Drawing the data together from all participants schools in any given year creates a sound aggregate picture of teaching, school, and leadership practices, showing the strengths and needs in our schools overall. 

8 August 2022

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