Curriculum

  • An Evaluation of Network Learning Communities — Technical Report

    This is the technical report from a study evaluating the Network Learning Communities initiative in 2010. It contains detailed analyses of two surveys and presented 10 case study summaries.

    Author(s): Lorrae Ward (Phd) and Adelle Henderson Supported by Quigley and Watts for the Ministry of Education

    Date Published: May 2011

  • Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies 2

    This is the final report from the Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies (CIES) project. It reports on ways in which innovative schools and teachers have been working to implement The New Zealand Curriculum across all three years of the project.

    Author(s): Rosemary Hipkins, Bronwen Cowie, Sally Boyd, Paul Keown, and Clive McGee

    Date Published: May 2011

  • An Evaluation of Network Learning Communities — Main Report

    This report presents findings from a study evaluating the Network Learning Communities initiative in 2010.

    Author(s): Ward, L. and Henderson, A. CYPERUS with Quigley and Watts (Report to the Ministry of Education)

    Date Published: May 2011

  • An Evaluation of Network Learning Communities — Summary Report

    This is the short summary report from a study evaluating the Network Learning Communities initiative in 2010.

    Author(s): Lorrae Ward for the Ministry of Education

    Date Published: May 2011

  • Implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum: Synthesis of Research & Evaluation

    The revised New Zealand Curriculum was launched in November 2007, with schools required to give full effect to the curriculum by February 2010. Progress towards this has been monitored using evidence reported by the Education Review Office and research teams commissioned by the Ministry of Education. This report synthesises this evidence.

    Author(s): Dr Sandie Schagen

    Date Published: March 2011

    Released on Education Counts: 1 April 2011

  • Monitoring and Evaluating Curriculum Implementation: Final Evaluation Report on the Implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum 2008–2009

    This report presents findings from a national evaluation of the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum. The project sought to establish a national picture of implementation progress in English-medium schools in the first two years following the curriculum's launch in November 2007.

    Author(s): Dr Claire Sinnema - The University of Auckland

    Date Published: March 2011

    Released on Education Counts: 1 April 2011

  • NEMP (National Education Monitoring Project)

    This project aimed to obtain a broad picture of the achievement and other educational outcomes of representative samples of students in New Zealand schools at Years 4 and 8. Each year, over a four-year period, different areas related to the curriculum were assessed.

    Author(s): Otago University

    Date Published: Various

  • Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching: Implications for Effective Teaching and Learning

    This report on intercultural communicative language teaching was commissioned by the Ministry of Education in the context of the development of the 2007 New Zealand Curriculum, with its new learning area of learning languages.

    Author(s): Jonathan Newton, Eric Yates, Sandra Shearn and Werner Nowitzki

    Date Published: 2010

    Released on Education Counts: 04 June 2010

  • An introduction to the concept of intercultural communicative language teaching and learning: A summary for teachers

    This document is an introduction for language teachers to the concept known as intercultural communicative language teaching and learning. It is a summary of a Ministry of Education-commissioned report, Intercultural Communicative Language Teaching: Implications for Effective Teaching and Learning, produced through Victoria University of Wellington by Jonathan Newton, Eric Yates, Sandra Shearn, and Werner Nowitzki (the Newton report).

    Author(s): This summary was written by Janet Rivers, based on a report written by Jonathan Newton, Eric Yates, Sandra Shearn and Werner Nowitzki of Victoria University of Wellington

    Date Published: 2010

    Released on Education Counts: 04 June 2010

  • Evaluation of Teacher Professional Development Languages (TPDL) for teachers of languages in Years 7-10 and the Impact on Language Learning Opportunities and Outcomes for Students

    This study was carried out during 2008 and aims to inform the Ministry about the TPDL and the impact on language learning opportunities and outcomes for students.

    Author(s): Sharon Harvey, Clare Conway, Heather Richards & Annelies Roskvist, AUT University

    Date Published: December 2009

    Released on Education Counts: 12 May 2010

  • Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies: Final Report

    This final report provides an overview of the findings from the Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies (CIES) project.

    Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Rosemary Hipkins et al New Zealand Council for Educational Research, The University of Waikato

    Date Published: October 2009

    Released on Education Counts: 21 October 2009

  • Motivation and Achievement at Secondary School - The relationship between NCEA design and student motivation and achievement: A Three-Year Follow-Up

    This report encompasses the two final years of a four-year longitudinal investigation of the relationship between student achievement and motivation.

    Author(s): Luanna H. Meyer, Kirsty F. Weir, John McClure, Frank Walkey, and Lynanne McKenzie [Jessie Heterington Centre for Educational Research and the School of Psychology - Victoria University of Wellington

    Date Published: July 2009

  • High Level Executive Summary: Quality Teaching, Research and Development English Medium Settings1

    The Quality Teaching Research and Development Project (QTR&D) was funded by the Ministry of Education. The exploratory project was developed collaboratively between the ministry, university academics, research facilitators, schools, teachers, students and their communities.

    Author(s): Developed from research coordinators’ original reports with their agreement.

    Date Published: May 2009

    Released on Education Counts: August 2009

    Category: English Medium

  • Learning from the Quality Teaching Research and Development Programme (QTR&D) - Findings of the External Evaluation

    The Quality Teaching Research and Development Programme (QTR&D) was a bold and ambitious pilot development and research project. It was designed as an exploratory programme to understand more about quality teaching for Māori and Pasifika students, within designated contexts (literacy, numeracy, social studies and science) and across different language settings (English, Māori and Samoan bilingual).

    Author(s): Lorna M. Earl, Ph.D. Director, Aporia Consulting Ltd. with Helen Timperley, Ph.D. and Georgina M. Stewart, Ed.D.

    Date Published: May 2009

    Released on Education Counts: August 2009

    Category: Māori & English Medium

  • High Level Executive Summary: Quality Teaching, Research and Development Samoan Bilingual Hub

    The focus of this summary is the Samoan bilingual hub. This QTR&D hub was set up to improve the quality of teaching and learning (pedagogy and student outcomes) in Samoan bilingual school settings. The project outcomes will inform policy, and future research and development work with teachers in schools.

    Author(s): Developed from research coordinators’ original reports with their agreement.

    Date Published: May 2009

    Released on Education Counts: August 2009

  • High Level Executive Summary: Quality Teaching, Research and Development Māori Medium

    The focus of this summary is on the Māori Medium which involved a university team, two school based hubs (settings) of teachers with in-service teacher educator support and a provider to support on-line communication and materials development.

    Author(s): Developed from research coordinators’ original reports with their agreement.

    Date Published: May 2009

    Released on Education Counts: August 2009

    Category: Māori Medium

  • An Examination of the Links between Parental Educational Qualifications, Family Structure and Family Wellbeing, 1981–2006

    The primary purpose of this report is to examine and describe the relationship between family structure and family wellbeing and the educational qualifications of parents in New Zealand families over the period 1981–2006.

    Author(s): Gerard Cotterell, Martin von Randow & Mark Wheldon [The University of Auckland]

    Date Published: September 2008

  • Evaluation of the Home-School Partnership: Literacy Programme

    This report provides an evaluation of the home-school partnership: literacy programme carried out in 2006–7 by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Ministry of Education (MOE).

    Author(s): Keren Brooking & Josie Roberts

    Date Published: October 2007

  • BES (Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis)

    This publication page provides access to the Ministry of Education Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration (BES publications).

    For more information visit the BES Home page.

    Author(s): Various

    Date Published: Various

  • Literature Review and Synthesis: Online Communities of Practice

    This literature review and synthesis aims at developing a knowledge base to inform the Ministry of Education on how to develop, implement, and maintain online communities of practice (CoPs), and how communication technologies can be used to support them. Author: Kwok Wing Lai, Keryn Pratt, Megan Anderson & Julie Stigter Published: 2006

    Author(s): Kwok Wing Lai, Keryn Pratt, Megan Anderson & Julie Stigter

    Date Published: 2006

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