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Impact of 20 Hours ECE on Playcentres 2008

Impact of 20 Hours ECE on Playcentres 2008 This report assesses the extent to which Free ECE may have impacted on Playcentres. Playcentres are not eligible for Free ECE funding, as they are parent-led services. It presents data from a questionnaire sent to a survey of Playcentres, as well as data collected through the annual RS61 census and other Ministry data to see how recent changes differ from long-term trends.

Author(s): Andrew Morrison, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: August 2008

Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching: A Focus on Early Childhood Education

Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching: A Focus on Early Childhood Education The Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching study completed by Massey University professors Ruth Kane and Mary Mallon in 2006 serves as the “original study” of this report. The Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching research project (originally named Teacher Status Stage Two) was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council to examine the relationships between key groups’ perceptions of teachers and teachers’ work in early childhood and school sectors, and the recruitment, retention, performance and capability, and professional status of teachers.

Author(s): Professor R. Kane, College of Education, Massey University.

Date Published: July 2008

Evaluation of the Implementation of Kei Tua o te Pae Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars: Impact evaluation of the Kei Tua o te Pae 2006 professional development

Evaluation of the Implementation of Kei Tua o te Pae Assessment for Learning: Early Childhood Exemplars: Impact evaluation of the Kei Tua o te Pae 2006 professional development This report presents findings from an impact evaluation of the 2006 Ministry of Education funded Kei Tua o te Pae professional development programme. In 2006, this programme provided assessment professional development to licensed and chartered early childhood education (ECE) services and ECE sector organisations (tertiary level organisations).

Author(s): David Stuart, Cognition Consulting Limited with Helen Aitken and Kiri Gould, UNITEC Institute of Technology and Anne Meade.

Date Published: June 2008

Outcomes of Early Childhood Education: Literature Review

Outcomes of Early Childhood Education: Literature Review This literature review was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to provide policy makers with a synthesis of research that analyses the impact of early childhood education (ECE) for children and families.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell, Cathy Wylie and Margaret Carr, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: May 2008

COI (Centres of Innovation)

COI (Centres of Innovation) The Centre of Innovation (COI) Programme is a strategy aimed at improving the quality of early childhood education. It aims to promote a deeper exploration of innovative teaching and learning processes already underway in early childhood services. For more information visit: Centres of Innovation (COI) Programme Ngā Kauhanga Whakarehu.

A limited number of ECE services are selected on merit in each round by a selection panel convened by the Ministry of Education. Selected services are designated COI for a three year period during which time they are contracted by the Ministry to: Research and further develop their existing innovative practice; and disseminate information about their innovation and the outcomes of their research. They work in partnership with a research associate who is contracted by the ministry to provide research support services to their teacher researcher partners. At the end of each COI project, the teacher researchers and their research associate produce a comprehensive final research report.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

An Evaluation of Ministry of Education Funded Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programmes 2007

An Evaluation of Ministry of Education Funded Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programmes 2007 The purpose of the evaluation was to evaluate the effectiveness of government funded early childhood education (ECE) professional development in meeting the agreed programme outcome of strengthening teacher, educator, kaiako, faiaoga, faiako and puapi’i capability and quality in practice, in order to extend positive learning outcomes for children, based on the principles of Te Whāriki.

Author(s): Sue Cherrington and Deborah Wansbrough, Victoria University of Wellington.

Date Published: August 2007

Evaluation of Promoting Early Childhood Education (ECE) Participation Project

Evaluation of Promoting Early Childhood Education (ECE) Participation Project This report contains the findings from an evaluation of the processes and outcomes of the Promoting Early Childhood Education (ECE) Participation Project. It is abbreviated throughout this report to PPP. The primary goal being to ensure that, “every child has the opportunity to participate in quality ECE, by assisting communities to address barriers resulting in non-participation in ECE, by children who might otherwise participate”.

Author(s): Robyn Dixon, Dr Deborah Widdowson, Patricia Meagher-Lundberg, Centre for Child and Family Policy Research and Dr Airini and Dr Colleen McMurchy-Pilkington, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland.

Date Published: August 2007

Parental decision making in relation to the use of Early Childhood Education services

Parental decision making in relation to the use of Early Childhood Education services This report presents the results of a research study that examined parental decision making in relation to the use of Early Childhood Education services.

Author(s): Jeremy Robertson, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2007

Calculation of 20 Hours ECE Rates

Calculation of 20 Hours ECE Rates 20 Hours ECE funding rates need to fund the full average cost of providing early childhood education in each type of service. This requires information on the cost of provision, and on how that cost varies between types of early childhood education service.

Author(s): Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2007

2006 Survey of Operational Costs of ECE Services

2006 Survey of Operational Costs of ECE Services This report provides the summary results of the 2006 Survey of Operating Costs for early childhood education (ECE) services.

Author(s): Education, Information & Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: January 2007

Quality in parent/whānau-led services

Quality in parent/whānau-led services The main purpose of this research was to find out more about the contributions parent and whānau-led early childhood education (ECE) services are making to children’s learning, parent knowledge/skills and social support, and community, in order to provide the Ministry of Education and parent/whānau-led services with information that could be used to support quality in these services.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell, Arapera Royal Tangaere, Diane Mara and Cathy Wylie, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: June 2006

Status of Teachers Research Project 2002-2006

Status of Teachers Research Project  2002-2006 A joint research project was undertaken by the New Zealand Teachers Council and the Ministry of Education inquiring into the status of teachers in New Zealand and implications for recruitment, retention and professionalism of teachers.

Research Division was commissioned to provide an evidence base for development of policy and benchmarks for on-going monitoring. Three research reports were completed, of which the second and third will be formally published. The first scoping report is available on request to the Ministry of Education or the Teachers Council and the other two are formally published.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

An Evaluation of Initial Uses and Impact of Equity Funding

An Evaluation of Initial Uses and Impact of Equity Funding Equity Funding is a small amount of additional funding for early childhood education (ECE) services intended to reduce educational disparities between different groups, reduce barriers to participation for groups underrepresented in ECE, and support ECE services to raise their level of educational achievement. This evaluation of the initial uses and impact of Equity Funding, funded by the Ministry of Education, is intended to contribute to the development of policy within the early childhood education sector.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell, Arapera Royal Tangaere, Diane Mara, Cathy Wylie, New Zealnad Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: January 2006

Initial Teacher Education

Initial Teacher Education This is the home page for the Initial Teacher Education publication series. See below for a general description of the publication or follow one of the links to view the publication.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

Hui Taumata 2005: Māori in Early Childhood Education and Schools

Hui Taumata 2005: Māori in Early Childhood Education and Schools This analysis of trends in Māori in early childhood education and schools was commissioned for Hui Taumata 2005.

Author(s): Siobhan Murray and Amy Galvin, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education.
Commissioned for the Hui Taumata Steering Committee.

Date Published: January 2005



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ECE Teacher-led Workforce Survey 2003

ECE Teacher-led Workforce Survey 2003 A survey of employees in early childhood education (ECE) teacher-led services.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: 2004

The role and potential of ICT in early childhood education: A review of New Zealand and international literature

The role and potential of ICT in early childhood education: A review of New Zealand and international literature This review synthesises recent literature about ICT use in early childhood education (ECE). It looks at the role and potential of ICT to support teaching and learning, professional development, sector capability, administration, infrastructure, and information management and communication.

Author(s): Rachel Bolstad, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: November 2004

An Evaluation of Ministry of Education Funded Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programmes 2003

An Evaluation of Ministry of Education Funded Early Childhood Education Professional Development Programmes 2003 The Ministry of Education commissioned this evaluation to examine three aspects of professional development (PD) in the early childhood education (ECE) sector: describing the current delivery of PD; identifying barriers and success factors for delivery of the PD programmes; and identifying their impact. The evaluation covered the provision of whole centre PD in the calendar year 2000.

Author(s): Michael Gaffney, Children's Issues Centre Dunedin.

Date Published: January 2003

Pasifika Early Childhood Education

Pasifika Early Childhood Education This scoping report was commissioned with the inter-relationship between children’s language acquisition, their cognitive development, and quality teaching in immersion and bilingual settings as the broad topic area for investigation. The report is comprised of three components: the first compiles of a profile of immersion and bilingual Pasifika early childhood education in 2001; the second reports on a consultation exercise with key stakeholders; and lastly an essay on bilingualism and second language acquisition in early childhood.

Author(s): Anne Meade, Hellen PuhiPuhi, Susan Foster-Cohen, Anne Meade Associates Wellington.

Date Published: January 2003

Pathways: Logic Model

Pathways: Logic Model Evaluation of Pathways to the Future will take place over the next 10 years. The Ministry of Education has commissioned a logic model to use in this evaluation. The logic model shows the intended outcomes of the strategic plan and the pathways towards these outcomes.

Author(s): Collaborative Institute for Research, Consulting and Learning in Evaluation; RMIT University.

Date Published: June 2003

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