English medium Education

  • Te Puni Rumaki: Strengthening the preparation, capability and retention of Māori-medium teacher trainees (2014)

    The main aim of the research project Te Puni Rumaki was to gather information about practices and strategies that successfully prepare and retain Māori-medium initial teacher education students so that they are well equipped to teach in Māori-medium contexts. It also aimed to gather information about how practices and strategies might be further strengthened and improved.

    Author(s): Margie Hōhepa, Ngārewa Hāwera, Karaitiana Tamatea & Sharyn Heaton. Report Commissioned by the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: June 2014

  • Whānau Advisory Group Research Project

    The Whānau Advisory Group (WAG) initiative aspires to foster quality engagement between schools and their Māori communities in order to improve Māori student achievement.

    This report examines the impact of the Whānau Advisory Group initiative in fostering quality engagement between schools and the Māori parents of these schools' respective Whānau Advisory Groups in order to raise Māori learner achievement.

    Author(s): Ngati Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated.

    Date Published: April 2014

  • Evaluation of He Kākano: Professional development for leaders in secondary schools 2011-2012

    This report details the bicultural approach of the He Kākano evaluation, methodology, data analysis, key findings, strengths and weaknesses and recommendations for future school leadership professional learning programmes intending to promote educational outcomes for Māori student success as Māori.

    Author(s): Anne Hynds, Luanna Meyer, Wally Penetito, Robin Averill, Rawiri Hindle, Marama Taiwhati and Flaviu Hodis with Susan Faircloth, Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research, Victoria University of Wellington.

    Date Published: January 2014

  • Background Papers: Māori-medium Initial Teacher Education Outcomes (2012)

    This introduction examines the broad issues underpinning these two papers. The global context of education for Indigenous peoples is described, followed by the local context in Aotearoa New Zealand for Māori-medium education. The project scope and methodology for the present papers completes this introduction.

    Author(s): Katoa Limited. Report Commissioned for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: November 2012

  • Report of the Māori-medium Workforce Reference Group into strengthening the Māori-medium Education workforce (2012)

    Māori-medium education has grown in response to the desire to revitalise and regenerate te reo Māori.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education

    Date Published: July 2012

  • Literature Review: Innovative Teaching and Learning Practice for Māori-medium Education (2012)

    This literature review aims to create an evidence-based foundation for supporting the development of effective and innovative practices that can contribute to quality teaching and learning.

    Author(s): Haemata Limited, Report for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2012

  • Evaluation of Te Kotahitanga: 2004-2008

    In 2007, Victoria University was contracted by the Ministry to produce an external evaluation of the effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga. It is the first external evaluation of Te Kotahitanga.

    This is the full technical report of the evaluation of Te Kotahitanga in 22 schools from phase three and four of the programme, from 2004 – 2008. Substantive findings from the evaluation report concluded that Te Kotahitanga is a sound and effective process for improving classroom teaching and learning for Māori students.

    A summary report, outlining the Te Kotahitanga 2004-2008 Key Findings is available on Education Counts.

    Author(s): Luanna H. Meyer, Wally Penetito, Anne Hynds, Catherine Savage, Rawiri Hindle, and Christine Sleeter

    Date Published: August 2010

    Released on Education Counts: 28 October 2010

    Category: English Medium

  • Summary of the Evaluation of Te Kotahitanga: 2004-2008

    In 2007, Victoria University was contracted by the Ministry to produce an external evaluation of the effectiveness of Te Kotahitanga. It is the first external evaluation of Te Kotahitanga.

    This summary report outlines the key findings of the evaluation of Te Kotahitanga in 22 schools from phase three and four of the programme, from 2004 – 2008. Substantive findings from the evaluation report concluded that Te Kotahitanga is a sound and effective process for improving classroom teaching and learning for Māori students.

    The full technical report is available on Education Counts.

    Author(s): Luanna H. Meyer, Wally Penetito, Anne Hynds, Catherine Savage, Rawiri Hindle, and Christine Sleeter

    Date Published: August 2010

    Released on Education Counts: 28 October 2010

    Category: English Medium

  • Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu: how can language and literacy be optimised for Māori learner success?

    This report explores success in literacy and language learning for Māori adults. It captures the perspectives of Māori tutors and students who were or undertaking, or considering, tertiary education at introductory, foundation or certificate level.

    Author(s): Hera White, Tania Oxenham, Marion Tahana, Kim Williams and Kimi Matthews, Waikato Institute of Technology

    Date Published: August 2009

    Released on Education Counts: 10 September 2009

    Category: English Medium

  • 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

  • Hei titiro anō i te whāinga: Māori achievement in bachelors degrees revisited

    This report revisits and updates Te whai i nga taumata atakura – supporting Māori achievement in bachelors degrees. In this report, we look in greater detail at the link between NCEA results and Māori success in first-year bachelors degree study.

    The findings in this report confirm the earlier study, while providing more detail on the link between school performance and tertiary success. An important finding is that Māori students enter degree study, on average, with lower school qualifications and lower NCEA results than their non-Māori peers. Māori students who had the same level of performance in NCEA as non-Māori did slightly less well on average in their first-year degree studies.

    Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting [Ministry of Education]

    Date Published: June 2008

    Category: English Medium

  • From Targeting Problems to Tailoring Potential: The Wairoa West Cluster Schools Success Strategy

    This report summarises the changes in schooling practice in a group of remote rural schools, with a combined roll of approximately 120 students constituting the Wairoa West Cluster, as the result of the short term appointment of a Schools’ Director.

    Author(s): Dr R. Gorinski & C. Fraser

    Date Published: October 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • A Study of In-school Facilitation in Two Teacher Professional Development Programmes

    This report evaluates the in-school facilitation component of two projects, Te Kauhua and Te Kotahitanga.

    Author(s): Rawiri Hindle, Meri Marshall, Joanna Higgins and Sandi Tait-McCutcheon

    Date Published: October 2007




    Category: English Medium

  • Maori Senior Secondary Students Achievement 2004-2006 Factsheet

    This fact sheet presents some key statistics on Maori senior secondary students’ achievement in NCEA over the time period of 2004 to 2006.

    Author(s): Haobo Wang, Claire Harkess and Michael Parkin

    Date Published: October 2007



    Category: English Medium

  • Te whai i ngā taumata atakura: supporting Māori achievement in bachelors degrees

    This study looks at what matters for the success of first-time Māori students studying towards bachelors degrees. The purpose of this study is to build understanding about how to increase the number of Māori attaining bachelors degrees or higher.

    Author(s): David Earle

    Date Published: June 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • Te Kōtahitanga

    This is the homepage for the Te Kōtahitanga publication series. The project sought to investigate how to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in mainstream secondary school classrooms, by talking with Māori students and other participants in their education. It was from these narratives that the rest of the Te Kōtahitanga project developed.

    Author(s): Russell Bishop, Mere Berryman, Janice Wearmouth, M. Peter, Sandra Clapham, Tom Cavanagh Lani Teddy, Alison Powell, Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai and Cath Richardson

    Date Published: Various Years

    Category: English Medium

  • Māori in Tertiary Education Fact Sheets

    A series of fact sheets on Māori in tertiary education. They present data on the participation, retention and progression of Māori students in tertiary education, by qualification level.

    Author(s): David Earle, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting and Māori Tertiary Education, Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: Last Updated: March 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • Te Reo Māori in the Mainstream Professional Development (PD) Pilot Programmes for Primary School Teachers - An Evaluation

    In 2005, the Ministry of Education funded four te reo Māori professional development (PD) pilot programmes for mainstream primary school teachers. These pilot programmes were run in different areas of the country by four different providers.

    Author(s): K. Murrow, K. Hammond, E. Kalafatelis, K. Fryer and H. Edwards

    Date Published: January 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • Second Language Acquisition for English-Medium Secondary Te Reo Māori Teachers - Evaluation of the PD Pilot Programme

    The report is an evaluation of a professional development programme designed to enable English-medium secondary school teachers of te reo Maori to deepen their understanding of current second language teaching methodology and to use a range of second language teaching strategies and resources to improve student learning outcomes.

    Author(s): Katrina Fryer, Emanuel Kalafatelis & Kathleen Murrow

    Date Published: 2007


    Category: English Medium

  • Student Loans Among Māori Students

    This latest in a series of factsheets on Māori in tertiary education provides information about student loans among Māori students. In addition, an earlier factsheet on Māori participation in tertiary education is now updated with 2004 enrolment data.

    Author(s): Ministry of Education

    Date Published: August 2005


    Category: English Medium

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