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Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity: 2006

Pasifika tertiary education students by ethnicity: 2006 This is edition one 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 the trends in participation in tertiary study for the various Pasifika ethnicities: what qualifications students are taking, where they are studying, field of study, age groups, and other important characteristics of Pasifika students. Also included are some comparisons with international students from the Pacific.

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

Date Published: February 2008

Literature Review on the Effective Engagement of Pasifika Parents & Communities in Education (PISCPL)

Literature Review on the Effective Engagement of Pasifika Parents & Communities in Education (PISCPL) This literature review was designed to complement and inform an evaluation of the Ministry's PISCPL project. The review explored barriers to Pacific Island parent/community engagement and strategies that can support home-school engagement.

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

Date Published: 2006

Pasifika Achievement: Engagement and Choice

Pasifika Achievement: Engagement and Choice This report follows on from the Pasifika Achievement: High Level Analysis report and covers a number of areas including: participation, cumulative achievement, choice of standards, excellence, and school choice.

Author(s): Claire Harkess, Siobhan Murray, Michael Parkin and Jacinta Dalgety

Date Published: December 2005

Pacific Islands School Community Parent Liaison Project Case Study

Pacific Islands School Community Parent Liaison Project Case Study The purpose of the PISCPL project is to encourage a closer relationship between Pacific Islands communities and schools and to improve and increase Pacific Islands student achievement across the curriculum. The Pacific Islands School Community Parent Liaison Project Case Study examines the relationship between schools and Pacific Island communities and student achievement in a cluster of four schools.

Author(s): Ruth Gorinski

Date Published: September 2005

Pasifika Achievement: High Level Analysis

Pasifika Achievement: High Level Analysis The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of achievement by Pasifika candidates in New Zealand secondary schools. This paper focuses on 2004 data with some reference to 2002 and 2003 data.

Author(s): Claire Harkess, Siobhan Murray, Michael Parkin and Jacinta Dalgety

Date Published: June 2005

PISA 2000: Focus on Pasifika students achievement in reading literacy:
Results from PISA 2000

PISA 2000: Focus on Pasifika students achievement in reading literacy: <br>Results from PISA 2000 This report focuses on reading literacy of Pasifika 15-year-old students. Using information from the PISA 2000 study, this report reviews educational outcomes and examines the factors associated with high achievement among Pasifika students.

Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Ministry of Education

Date Published: September 2004

Language Acquisition Research

Language Acquisition Research This research report is a compilation of papers presented at the Language Acquisition Forum held in 2003. The papers were written and presented by educationalists who have had wide experience in both research and teaching in the field of language acquisition and bilingual development. The report will provide the Ministry of Education with possible strategies to support schools and teachers who offer bilingual and immersion education, and the children and whanau who participate in these programmes.

Author(s): Research Division, Ministry of Education

Date Published: 2004

Category: Māori Medium

Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO)

Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO) Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO) is a Ministry of Education intervention designed to increase the capacity of the schools and communities of Mangere and Otara to offer high quality learning environments for children. This is the third and final evaluation report on the SEMO initiative. Three separate studies are considered in this report: School Governance, Reporting to Parents, and Perceptions of Pasifika Student Achievement.

Author(s): Viviane Robinson and Helen Timperley in association with Lorrae Ward, Lili Tuioti, Violet Tu'uga Stevenson, Sue Mitchell

Date Published: 2004

Bilingual/Immersion Education: Indicators of Good Practice

Bilingual/Immersion Education: Indicators of Good Practice Based on a review of national and international research on bilingualism and bilingual/immersion education, this report explores effective approaches for bilingual education. While the focus was on Māori-medium education, the indicators of good practice can also be applied to other bilingual contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand, such as Pasifika bilingual education.

Author(s): Stephen May, Richard Hill and Sarah Tiakiwai

Date Published: 2004


Category: Māori Medium

Evaluation of Professional Development for Pacific Teachers which Supports the Arts in the NZ Curriculum

Evaluation of Professional Development for Pacific Teachers which Supports the Arts in the NZ Curriculum From 2003, the 'Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum' is mandatory and schools are required to offer all four disciplines (dance, drama, music, and the visual arts) to Year 1-8 students and at least two of the four disciplines to Year 9 and 10 students. In the two years leading up to its implementation, professional development in the Arts has been offered to schools in a variety of ways, including an Arts component as part of a larger national contract for Pacific teachers. This report describes the results from a (limited) evaluation of the effectiveness of this component of the professional development in assisting Pacific teachers translate the Arts curriculum document into classroom practice.

Author(s): Gravitas Research and Strategy Limited

Date Published: July 2003

The sustainability of professional development in literacy: Part 2 School-based factors associated with high student achievement

The sustainability of professional development in literacy: Part 2 School-based factors associated with high student achievement This report examines the sustainability of professional development following the completion of an intensive course in literacy acquisition by teachers of Year One students and their literacy leaders in seven schools. The research on which it is based had two aims. The first was to examine the ways in which the professional development changed teachers’ expectations of student achievement over the period of the course. (The findings are reported in Part One of this report). The second aim was to examine issues of sustainability once the course had finished and the findings are reported here (Part Two).

Author(s): Helen S. Timperley and Joy Wiseman

Date Published: 2003

Category: English Medium

The sustainability of professional development in literacy: Part 1 Changing and sustaining teachers’ expectations through professional development in literacy

The sustainability of professional development in literacy: Part 1 Changing and sustaining teachers’ expectations through professional development in literacy This report forms Part One of the report to the participating schools and the Ministry of Education on the sustainability of professional development in literacy. It examines the ways in which teachers’ expectations of student achievement changed over the course of six months’ professional development in literacy, and how well those changed expectations were sustained over a period of 18 months. It sought to answer the question, “To what extent did the professional development impact on the participants’ expectations of students’ achievement and their own self-efficacy in impacting on that achievement?”. The summary report and Part 2 of this report can be found in the inset box in the top right hand corner of the screen.

Author(s): Helen Timperley, University of Auckland; Gwenneth Phillips, Child Literacy Foundation and Joy Wiseman.

Date Published: 2003

Category: English Medium

Pasifika Education Research Toolkit

Pasifika Education Research Toolkit The Pasifika Education Research Toolkit is a resource for Pasifika researchers and those researching in Pasifika education contexts. It aims to assist these researchers by providing short descriptions of current research and information about Pasifika learners, and other information and services to support Pasifika research. The toolkit also contains links to web sites where key information is located. The toolkit complements the Ministry report Pasifika Education Research Guidelines released in 2002.

Author(s): Pasifika Education Research Team

Date Published: 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

Shifting the focus: Achievement information for professional learning
A summary of the sustainability of professional development in literacy

Shifting the focus: Achievement information for professional learning<br />A summary of the sustainability of professional development in literacy

This publication is a summary of The Sustainability of Professional Development in Literacy, Parts 1 and 2, research commissioned by the Ministry of Education and led by Dr Helen Timperley, University of Auckland. The research was part of a much larger project, Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO), which aimed to raise achievement significantly for students in these two communities.

Author(s): Dr Helen Timperley, Joy Wiseman and Irene Fung, University of Auckland and Gwenneth Phillips, Child Literacy Foundation.

Date Published: 2003

Category: English Medium

Pacific peoples and tertiary education: Issues of participation

Pacific peoples and tertiary education: Issues of participation This research focused on the participation patterns of Pacific students in tertiary education and barriers to their participation. It has three parts: a literature review on the experiences of Pacific tertiary students; analysis of national data and information from tertiary education providers on their strategies for recruiting and retaining Pacific students; and interview-based information on the experiences of participants and those who didn't complete their studies or take part at all in tertiary education.

Author(s): Melani Anae, Helen Anderson, John Benseman and Eve Coxon, Auckland Uniservices Limited, University of Auckland.

Date Published: February 2002

Literature Review on Pacific Education Issues

Literature Review on Pacific Education Issues This Literature Review on Pasifika Education Issues was commissioned to provide valuable information about those issues for Pacific education which have been researched, and those which have not in order to address policy requirements. It covers research since 1990 related to primary, secondary, tertiary and teacher education sectors. It includes some recommendations for further research on Pasifika education issues.

Author(s): Eve Coxon, Melani Anae, Diane Mara, Tanya Wendt-Samu and Christine Finau

Date Published: January 2002

Pathways over the transition to schools: Studies in family literacy practices and effective classroom concepts for Māori and Pasifika children

Pathways over the transition to schools: Studies in family literacy practices and effective classroom concepts for Māori and Pasifika children Two outcomes of research and development are described in this report. One is the development of a set of resources suitable for family literacy education. The second is a set of research goals involving Māori and Pasifika families.

Author(s): Lavinia Turoa, Ema Wolfgramm, Lonise Tanielu and Stuart McNaughton, Auckland UniServices Limited.

Date Published: January 2002


Category: English Medium

Picking up the Pace

Picking up the Pace This research project delivered concentrated professional development in literacy instruction to groups of early childhood and new entrant teachers in decile one schools in Mangere and Otara. The outcome was a substantial lift in the reading and writing achievement of new entrants. Picking up the Pace was a component of the Early Childhood Primary Links via Literacy (ECPL) Project which was part of a much broader project, Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO), which aimed to raise achievement significantly among students in these two communities.

Author(s): Gwenneth Phillips, Stuart McNaughton, Shelly MacDonald and Michael Keith, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: January 2002

Category: English Medium

Pasifika Education Research Guidelines

Pasifika Education Research Guidelines These guidelines are for researchers working with Pacific peoples and subjects in education research. The Ministry contracted Auckland UniServices to produce the guidelines, published in August 2002.

Author(s): Melani Anae, Eve Coxon, Diane Mara, Tanya Wendt-Samu and Christine Finau

Date Published: December 2001

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