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Evaluation of the Introductory Professional Development Programme for Teacher aides/Kaiāwhina: Supporting teachers of students with special education needs

Evaluation of the Introductory Professional Development Programme for Teacher aides/Kaiāwhina: Supporting teachers of students with special education needs This report presents findings of an evaluation of the nationwide Introductory Professional Development Programme for teacher aides/kaiāwhina working with students with special educational needs, funded by the Ministry of Education. The evaluation began in 2001, during the development of the programme, through to 2002 when the programme was implemented. The aim of the evaluation was to help provide a clearer picture of how the programme was delivered, what its impact was, and ways to improve this kind of professional development in the future.

Author(s): Marie Cameron, Linda Sinclair, Pauline Waiti and Cathy Wylie, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: October 2004

PISA 2000: Focus on Māori achievement in reading literacy:
Results from PISA 2000

PISA 2000: Focus on Māori achievement in reading literacy: <br>Results from PISA 2000 This report first reviews educational outcomes for Māori 15-year-olds drawing on the PISA 2000 study, and then focuses on reading literacy and the factors associated with high achievement among Māori students. By highlighting the differences between high and low achievers within the Māori population, this report should assist in identifying some of the factors associated with success for Māori in education. More PISA documents can be accessed from the PISA publication home page.

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

Date Published: September 2004

Category: English Medium

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

Raising Māori students' achievement in Te Taitokerau

Raising Māori students' achievement in Te Taitokerau This publication is a summary of the Evaluation of Te Putahitanga Matauranga. Te Putahitanga Matauranga (TPM) is an education improvement and development project aimed at raising Māori students' achievement in Te Taitokerau (the Far North). TPM encompasses 78 schools in the Far North from Cape Reinga to Towai. The full report is attached as a downloadable file.

Author(s): Margie Hohepa, Kuni Jenkins with Jo Mane, Dale Sherman-Godinet and Sharon Toi, The International Research Institute for Māori and Indigenous Education, University of Auckland.

Date Published: February 2004


Category: Māori & English Medium

An Evaluation of the Use and Integration of Readymade Commercial Literacy Packages into Classroom Programmes

An Evaluation of the Use and Integration of Readymade Commercial Literacy Packages into Classroom Programmes This research identifies effective teacher practice for integrating commercially-produced readymade learning materials into classrooms to meet student learning needs. The research focused on practice with respect to literacy packages but the findings have resonance for other curriculum areas. The project investigated how low decile schools integrated five selected reading packages into their classroom reading programmes over two years, and identified effective practice around identifying and diagnosing student needs, selecting appropriate packages based on these needs, implementing the package and ongoing monitoring and evaluation. Sustainability was also considered.

Author(s): Judy Parr, Margaret Aikman, Earl Irving and Kathryn Glasswell

Date Published: February 2004

An Evaluation of the Technical and Methodological Aspects of the School Entry Assessment Kit

An Evaluation of the Technical and Methodological Aspects of the School Entry Assessment Kit School Entry Assessment (SEA) is an instrument designed to assess schools entrants' skills in early literacy, early numeracy, and oral language. It was first introduced in New Zealand schools in 1997. The primary purpose of SEA is to provide diagnostic data for teachers to use to improve student learning. The Australian Council for Educational Research was contracted by the Ministry of Education in 2001 to evaluate the technical and methodological aspects of SEA. The purpose of the evaluation was to provide information which would enhance the collation and analysis of SEA data. The results from this evaluation are contained in the following report.

Author(s): Prue Anderson, John Lindsey, Wolfram Schultz, Christian Monseur and Marlon Meiers

Date Published: 2004

Teachers' Experiences in Curriculum Implementation: General Curriculum, The Arts, and Health and Physical Education

Teachers' Experiences in Curriculum Implementation: General Curriculum, The Arts, and Health and Physical Education This report is part of the National School Sampling Study, a Ministry of Education initiative to investigate how teachers work with the curriculum, 2002-2003. This is the final report in a series which investigates teachers' experiences in teaching from the New Zealand curriculum.

Author(s): Clive McGee, Ann Harlow, Thelma Miller, Bronwen Cowie, Mary Hill, Alister Jones and Ariana Donaghy

Date Published: 2004

Evaluation of the Te Kauhua Māori Mainstream Pilot Project

Evaluation of the Te Kauhua Māori Mainstream Pilot Project Te Kauhua is a professional development pilot project which provides schools with opportunities to address Māori student achievement in mainstream settings. The evaluation identified common transformative processes which resulted in sustained professional growth amongst teachers.

Author(s): M. Tuuta, L. Bradnam, A. Hynds and J. Higgins with R. Broughton

Date Published: 2004


Category: English Medium

Evaluation of the Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project to Support "The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum"

Evaluation of the Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project to Support This evaluation reviewed the effectiveness of Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project. It looked at the effectiveness of the project in meeting its objectives and was designed to be able to inform the Project in future years. The Secondary Schools Arts Coordinators Project was designed to support 'The Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum' by assisting schools to provide additional enriching learning opportunities to students across the four Arts disciplines. Through the Project, schools are able to employ an Arts Coordinator to coordinate these opportunities, to ease the responsibilities of specialist secondary school arts teachers.

Author(s): Kathleen Murrow, Emanuel Kalafatelis, Nicky Ryan and Di Davies

Date Published: 2004

The Extent, Nature and Effectiveness of Planned Approaches in New Zealand Schools for Providing for Gifted and Talented Students

The Extent, Nature and Effectiveness of Planned Approaches in New Zealand Schools for Providing for Gifted and Talented Students This research was commissioned in response to a recommendation made in the report from the Working Party on Gifted Education and to inform the Ministry of Education's development of policy for the education of gifted and talented students. The purpose of the research was to determine how schools provide for these students and the efficacy of these approaches. This report highlights the main findings from the research.

Author(s): Tracy Riley, Jill Bevan-Brown, Brenda Bicknell, Janis Carroll-Lind and Alison Kearney

Date Published: 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

Survey of Overseas Teachers

Survey of Overseas Teachers This is the home page for the Survey of Overseas Teachers publication series. See below for a general description of the publication or follow one of the links to view the publication for that year.

Author(s): Vijayantimala Anand and Sharon Dewar

Date Published: Annually

Like Writing off the Paper: Report on Student Learning in the Arts

Like Writing off the Paper: Report on Student Learning in the Arts This research investigates the characteristics of student learning in the arts, and notes the implications for teachers of the arts. The report also identifies some indicators for teaching and learning beyond the arts.

Author(s): Chris Holland and Peter O’Connor

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

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

An Evaluation of Three Programmes in the Innovations Funding Pool

An Evaluation of Three Programmes in the Innovations Funding Pool This project concerns evaluations of three programmes - Cool Schools, Kiwi Can and Tū Tangata - supported in 2002 from the Innovations Funding Pool. The main purpose of the evaluation is around the sustainability, adaptability and the transferability between schools of the programmes selected, and the extent to which and how the programmes have variously brought about positive (academic, social and behavioural) change for students, particularly those at risk of poor educational achievement.

Author(s): K. Murrow, E. Kalafatelis, M. Fryer, N. Ryan, A. Dowden, K. Hammond and H. Edwards

Date Published: 2004

Results of the School Board of Trustees Elections

Results of the School Board of Trustees Elections These reports summarise information on the triennial boards of trustees elections, and mid-term elections. The reports focus on the election of parent representatives to school boards of trustees.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: Various

Analysis and Use of Student Achievement Data

Analysis and Use of Student Achievement Data This group of five studies reports on aspects of the AUSAD initiative in Mangere and Otara that is designed to improve the capacity of the schools to analyse, share and learn from their student achievement information.

Author(s): Helen Timperley in association with Linda Smith, Judy Parr, Jennifer Portway, Sarah Mirams, Suzanne Clark, Mali Allen and Jill Page

Date Published: 2004


Category: English Medium

Initial Teacher Education: Research on Initial Teacher Education in New Zealand 1993-2004 Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography

Initial Teacher Education: Research on Initial Teacher Education in New Zealand 1993-2004 Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography The primary purpose of this project is to analyse New Zealand research about initial teacher education, and present findings in the form of an annotated bibliography and a literature review of initial teacher education in New Zealand from 1993 to the present. It is intended that the findings will inform future policy and practice and identify key areas for further research.

Author(s): Marie Cameron and Robyn Baker, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: January 2004

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS): New Zealand's Year 5 Student Achievement 2001

Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS): New Zealand's Year 5 Student Achievement 2001 This document provides comprehensive national level information from New Zealand's participation in PIRLS in November 2001. As well as reporting achievement results for Year 5 students, it includes home, class, and school contextual information in both a national and international setting.

Author(s): Robyn Caygill and Megan Chamberlain

Date Published: 2004

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