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Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research summary

School leadership, and school-wide approaches, play a key role in effective climate change response. These ideas will also be useful for early learning centres, tertiary education settings, and community learning spaces. This briefing is part of a series. Other topics include:

3 June 2021
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research summary

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:

2 June 2021
Author(s): Jo MacDonald, Nicola Bright, Mohamed Alansari, Jonathan Fisher, Renee Tuifagalele
Publication type: Research report

The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) has evaluated the implementation and early outcomes of Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! This report presents findings for the year from July 2019 to August 2020.

6 December 2022
Author(s): Sally Boyd, Sinead Overbye
Publication type: Research report

Tūturu "has changed the focus from punitive to pastoral"

Tūturu is an initiative for secondary schools, managed by Te Tūāpapa Tarukino o Aotearoa / the New Zealand Drug Foundation. Tūturu aims to keep students engaged and learning at school and prepare them for a world where alcohol and other drugs exist. Tūturu assists schools to:

8 November 2022
Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Sue McDowall
Publication type: Research report

This report summarises a three-phase programme of work commissioned by Ministry of Education in 2019. At the time, the MOE had identified four PLD priority areas: cultural capability; assessment for learning; local curriculum design; and digital fluency. They commissioned NZCER to identify “high impact” practices that were seen as central to PLD provision to schools. 

4 October 2022
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

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.

25 November 2020
Author(s): Rachel Bolstad
Publication type: Research report

How can education in Aotearoa New Zealand respond to climate change?

20 October 2020
Author(s): Cathy Wylie, Jo MacDonald, Renee Tuifagalele
Publication type: Literature review

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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23 September 2020
Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Jo MacDonald
Publication type: Research report

What’s happening in our English-medium primary schools: Findings from the NZCER national survey 2019 Full report

29 June 2020
Author(s): Cathy Wylie and Jo MacDonald
Publication type: Research summary

What’s happening in our English-medium primary schools: Findings from the NZCER national survey 2019. Summary

29 June 2020

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