Publications

Understanding special education from the perspectives of Pasifika families

Understanding special education from the perspectives of Pasifika families The aim of this report is to identify the strengths of current service provision; barriers to accessing SE services for Pasifika; and the extent to which cultural perspectives on disability and SE and the low numbers of Pasifika professionals affected engagement and satisfaction with SE services for Pasifika families.

Author(s): Lila Mauigo-Tekene, Lin Howie, Dr Bill Hagan, School of Education, Manukau Institute of Technology.

Date Published: July 2013

An analysis of recent Pasifika education research literature to inform and improve outcomes for Pasifika learners

An analysis of recent Pasifika education research literature to inform and improve outcomes for Pasifika learners This aim of this report is to review education literature and clarify key evidence towards improved learning and achievement outcomes for Pasifika learners. It identifies priorities for future research in Pasifika education.

Author(s): Cherie Chu, Ali Glasgow, Fuapepe Rimoni, Mimi Hodis and Luanna H. Meyer, Victoria University of Wellington.

Date Published: July 2013

Making a Difference to Pasifika Student Achievement in Literacy

Making a Difference to Pasifika Student Achievement in Literacy This research report explores classroom and school-related factors associated with improvements in the literacy achievement and progress of Pasifika students beyond expected levels in schools participating in the Literacy Professional Development Project (LPDP). It also identifies the nature of the professional development support that facilitated these outcomes.

Author(s): Auckland UniServices Limited for the Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2012

Pasifika Education Research Priorities: Using research to realise our vision for Pasifika learners

Pasifika Education Research Priorities: Using research to realise our vision for Pasifika learners This document will be of interest to researchers and others with an interest in Pasifika education. Its purpose is to encourage a collaborative, coordinated approach to gathering quality research-based evidence in key areas which can be used more effectively in policy and practice for improved educational outcomes for all Pasifika learners.

Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2012

Pasifika in tertiary education

Pasifika in tertiary education

This is the home page of two annual fact sheets – one on Pasifika peoples in tertiary education and the other one on Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity.

The information includes where Pasifika tertiary education students study, their qualification levels, qualification completions, field of study and information on Pasifika student allowances recipients and student loan borrowers. Also included is Pacific employees’ participation in industry training. You can find more information on Pasifika students in the annual reports Profile & Trends: New Zealand’s Tertiary Education Sector publications and the Pasifika Tertiary Education Statistics, also available on this site.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort

Date Published: Annually

Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity: 2009

Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity: 2009

This is edition four in an annual series on Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity. There is an associated set of tables available on the Pasifika Tertiary Education Statistics on Education Counts.

This fact sheet includes gender information on the ethnicities of New Zealand’s Pasifika tertiary education students. It shows the trends in participation in tertiary study for the various Pasifika ethnicities: what qualifications Pasifika students are taking, where they are studying, their field of study, their ages, and other important characteristics of Pasifika students.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: January 2011

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2009

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2009

This is edition four in an annual series on Pasifika tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Pasifika Tertiary Education Statistics on Education Counts.

This fact sheet includes gender information on Pasifika tertiary education students, the qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Pasifika students. Also included is information on Pasifika employees in industry training and some comparisons with international students from the Pacific.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: January 2011

TEU LE VA - Relationships across research and policy in Pasifika education

TEU LE VA - Relationships across research and policy in Pasifika education Teu le va is a tool primarily for educational researchers, to help them plan and implement research that contributes to the development of effective policy and practice in respect of Pasifika students in our schools.

Teu le va emphasises a number of principles or practices, including the need for: researchers to directly involve Pasifika learners, their families, and communities, and teachers as practitioners, in the development of research proposals or plans; ongoing collaboration between researchers and policy-makers; collaboration among researchers from different organisations and groups in order to build a sound knowledge base; ensuring that any research undertaken is relevant for a range of audiences (eg, parents, communities, teachers, policy-makers); all research, development and policy-making in Pasifika education to have a firm focus on student success: realising potential and identifying opportunities.

Author(s): Airini, Melani Anae and Karlo Mila-Schaaf with Eve Coxon, Diane Mara & Kabini Sanga

Date Published: July 2010

Ua Aoina le Manogi o le Lolo: Pasifika Schooling Improvement Research - Final Report

Ua Aoina le Manogi o le Lolo: Pasifika Schooling Improvement Research - Final Report The current project focuses on the effectiveness of Schooling Improvement initiatives for Pasifika. The purposes were to identify the practices that work to raise achievement and close the gaps for Pasifika students especially at the classroom, school and cluster levels; to find out how effective existing Schooling Improvement initiatives are in raising achievement for Pasifika students; and to provide information to help existing and new initiatives to improve their effectiveness for Pasifika students.

Author(s): Meaola Amituanai-Toloa, Stuart McNaughton, Mei Kuin Lai, and Airini with Rolf Turner, Deborah Widdowson, Rachel McClue, Selena Hsiao, and Maryanne Pale

Date Published: February 2010

Ua Aoina le Manogi o le Lolo: Pasifika Schooling Improvement Research - Summary Report

Ua Aoina le Manogi o le Lolo: Pasifika Schooling Improvement Research - Summary Report The Schooling Improvement team of the Ministry of Education sought to examine the current state of Pasifika academic achievement in Schooling Improvement initiatives and in individual schools. Part of the examination was to identify aspects of Schooling Improvement (SI) work that has been shown to enhance or hinder academic achievement for Pasifika students and to offer some recommendations. This report is a summary of a detailed technical report from Auckland UniServices Limited prepared by the Woolf Fisher Research Centre. Details of each of the sections summarised here are contained in ‘Ua aoina le manogi o le lolo: Pasifika Schooling Improvement Full Technical Report’ (Amituanai-Toloa, McNaughton, Lai, & Airini, 2009).

Author(s): Meaola Amituanai-Toloa, Stuart McNaughton, Mei Kuin Lai and Airini

Date Published: February 2010

Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report

Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report This is the home page for the Pasifika Education Plan: Monitoring Report publication series.

The Pasifika Education Plan provides the Ministry of Education with strategic direction for improving education outcomes for Pasifika peoples in New Zealand. This monitoring report assesses performance against the plan.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: Various

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

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

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

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 English Medium Settings1

High Level Executive Summary: Quality Teaching, Research and Development English Medium Settings<sup>1</sup> 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

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

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

Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity: 2007

Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity: 2007 This is edition two in an annual series on the Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity. There is an associated set of tables available on the Pasifika education statistics page here on Education Counts.

This factsheet includes gender information on the ethnicities of New Zealand’s Pasifika tertiary education students. It shows the trends in participation in tertiary study for the various Pasifika ethnicities: what qualifications Pasifika students are taking, where they are studying, their field of study, their ages, and other important characteristics of Pasifika students.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort

Date Published: April 2009

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2007

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2007 This is edition two in an annual series on Pasifika tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Pasifika education statistics page here on Education Counts.

This factsheet includes gender information on Pasifika tertiary education students, the qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Pasifika students. Also included is information on Pasifika employees in industry training and some comparisons with international students from the Pacific.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort

Date Published: April 2009

Literature review on the experiences of Pasifika learners in the classroom

Literature review on the experiences of Pasifika learners in the classroom There are new challenges for education systems in knowledge societies. All learners need to be well served by their education to develop the requisite capabilities and sense of belonging and wellbeing to succeed and contribute to wider communities. This requires a responsive, future-focused education system, based on high expectations for successful outcomes amongst diverse learner groups.

Author(s): Dr P. Bruce Ferguson, Dr. R. Gorinski, T. Wendt Samu & Dr D. Mara

Date Published: June 2008

Te Rau Awhina: - Good Practice Examples of Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments

Te Rau Awhina: - Good Practice Examples of Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments This study was designed to investigate the practices of nominated Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments (PTEs) in relation to teaching & learning, and programme design & development. It also investigated for what reasons the nominated Māori and Pasifika PTEs used the strategies they did to develop teaching and learning. It asked what cultural elements were interwoven into their practices, and finally, to what extent the practices of the nominated PTEs compared with those considered in the literature to be indicators of good practice.

Author(s): Dr Jane Marshall, Kathryn Baldwin and Dr Roger Peach

Date Published: June 2008

Category: Māori Medium

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2006

Pasifika peoples in tertiary education in New Zealand: 2006 This is edition one in an annual series on Pasifika tertiary education students. There is an associated set of tables available on the Pasifika Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

This fact sheet presents information on the qualifications Pasifika students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, student allowances and loans and other important characteristics of Pasifika students. Also included is information on Pasifika employees in industry training and their 2006 income distribution.

Author(s): Mieke Wensvoort, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: February 2008

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