ICCS (International Civic and Citizenship Education Study)

New Zealand was one of 38 countries which took part in ICCS in 2008. ICCS focuses on Year 9 students' knowledge and understanding of civic systems and citizenship issues, and their attitudes, values and behaviours relating to civics and citizenship. It also looks at differences among countries in relation to the outcomes of civic and citizenship education and how these differences relate to student, school and community backgrounds.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

Impact of 20 Hours ECE on Playcentres 2008

This report assesses the extent to which Free ECE may have impacted on Playcentres. Playcentres are not eligible for Free ECE funding, as they are parent-led services. It presents data from a questionnaire sent to a survey of Playcentres, as well as data collected through the annual RS61 census and other Ministry data to see how recent changes differ from long-term trends.

Author(s): Andrew Morrison, Education Information and Analysis, Ministry of Education

Date Published: August 2008

Impact of Student Support Services and Academic Development Programmes on Student Outcomes in Undergraduate Tertiary Study: A Synthesis of the Research

This project researched the characteristics of academic staff development programmes and student support services offered in tertiary institutions that make a difference for undergraduate tertiary students in their studies. Student outcomes comprised achievement, participation, progression, retention and completion.

Author(s): Tom Prebble, Helen Hargraves, Linda Leach, Kogi Naidoo, Gordon Suddaby and Nick Zepke

Date Published: March 2005

Implementation of the Career Information and Guidance Policy in Schools: 1998 Follow-up Study

In 1996, the Careers Information and Guidance Policy package was introduced to allow secondary, area, and composite schools to directly purchase career guidance for their students, or professional development in career guidance for staff. A new National Administration Guideline (NAG) was also gazetted which formalised schools' responsibility to provide appropriate careers information and guidance to schools. At the same time, the University of Otago Consulting Group carried out a preliminary study to establish baseline information on schools' career information and guidance policies and practices. This project built on that baseline study - it identified changes in schools' policies and practices since 1996, and assisted in the evaluation and future development of the policy.

Author(s): Anthony Wilson and Lisa Young

Date Published: November 1998

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

Improving English Language Outcomes for Students Receiving ESOL Services in New Zealand Schools, with a Particular Focus on New Immigrants

This research was commissioned to inform the review of the current ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) strategy. The report details the outcome of a review of the literature identifying good practice for teaching and learning in the compulsory school sector for Non-English Speaking Background Students (NESB) and describes the results from an investigation of the ways in which schools provide for and meet the language needs of their NESB students.

Author(s): Margaret Franken and Johanne McComish

Date Published: June 2003

In Pursuit of Excellence: Analysing the results of New Zealand's PBRF Quality Evaluations

This report analyses the results of the three Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluations. It also examines the types of research outputs and categories of peer esteem and contribution to the research environment items submitted in evidence portfolios. There is also an analysis of researcher pathways over time.

This report compliments a previous Ministry of Education study that examined the impact of the PBRF in a variety of areas ranging from research impact to completion rates of higher research degrees.

Author(s): Warren Smart and Ralf Engler, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2013

Income of Student Loan Scheme Borrowers

This report provides new information on the impacts of the Student Loan Scheme by looking at the income of those who used the Scheme between 1997 and 2000. One of two analytical reports published using previously unavailable information from Statistics New Zealand's Integrated Dataset on Student Loan Scheme Borrowers.

Author(s): Jamie Hyatt, Paul Gini and Roger Smyth

Date Published: March 2005

Indicators Live: Education at a Glance 2009, Results for New Zealand

Education at a Glance 2009 is published against a backdrop of a worldwide global recession. This gives added prominence to the recurring themes of the growing demand for education and the expected strains on public funding.

Author(s): Strategy and System Performance Group [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: September 2009

Industry Training stocks and flows... and the effects of the economic downturn

This paper examines the new starts, terminations and other exits in industry training, looking at the relationship between industry training take-up and the business cycle. Because participants in industry training must have jobs to enter training, and because industry shares some of the cost of training, it is expected that flows of learners into, within, and out of industry training will match changes in the business cycle.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting Division [Ministry of Education]

Date Published: September 2010

Industry Training – Exploring the Data

This report examines industry training administrative datasets to determine the feasibility of their use for analytical purposes. It finds that the industry training data, despite some flaws, is suitable for use for identifying key trends in industry training, and for wider analyses.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Senior Research Analyst

Date Published: April 2009

Industry Training: Two reports on the performance of the industry training system

These two reports take a view of aspects of the industry training system.

  • The first report: 'Industry Training: Profiling achievement and assessing value for money' characterises trainees according to their study load and a number of other variables and looks at whether they were successful in completing programmes. This constitutes a study of the value the Government receives for its investment in the industry training system.
  • The second report: 'Limited credit programmes in industry training' analyses the performance of trainees who undertake ‘limited credit programmes’ – groups of unit standards that are taken under industry training but that don’t add up to a national certificate or diploma.
These two reports take a retrospective view of the industry training system, using data to the end of 2009, This means they don’t capture the effects of operational policy changes that took effect from mid 2010 – rather they provide context for those changes.

Author(s): Paul Mahoney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis Division

Date Published: March 2012

Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) School Clusters Programme

This page provides evaluations of the Information and Communication Technologies Professional Development (ICTPD) teacher professional development initiative. The ICTPD School Cluster programmes in New Zealand are aimed at increasing teachers’ ICT skills and pedagogical understandings of ICTs, at increasing the use of ICTs for professional and administrative tasks in schools, and at increasing the frequency and quality of the use of ICTs in schools to support effective classroom teaching and learning.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

Initial Teacher Education

This is the home page for the Initial Teacher Education publication series. See below for a general description of the publication or follow one of the links to view the publication.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

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

Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014: Summary of Proceedings

This document provides a record of proceedings, and sets out the key themes of conversations, presentations and workshops at the Innovations in Tertiary Education Delivery Summit 2014. The content represents the views of the Summit attendees, and is not a reflection of the Government's position.

Author(s): Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2014

Instructed Second Language Acquisition: A Literature Review

The purpose of this literature review is to examine theory and research that has addressed what constitutes effective pedagogy for the acquisition of a second language (L2) in a classroom context. In other words, the review seeks to answer the question: How can instruction best ensure successful language learning?

Author(s): Author: Professor R. Ellis

Date Published: 2005

Integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities

This is the full report of the first stage of a research programme on effective services for students with disabilities, commissioned by the Ministry of Education convened Advisory Reference Group for Students with Physical Disabilities. The report on the scoping project report covers integrated and effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities, and outlines a proposal for the next phase of the research.

Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Pat Caswell, School of Education, University of Otago; Merrolee Penman, School of Occupational Therapy, Otago Polytechnic.

Date Published: August 2001

Integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities: A summary of two research projects

This summary report highlights the aspects of the research which we see as being particularly important for policy, planning and practice.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: November 2007

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

International Capabilities: A summary report for schools

This a summary report for schools, drawn from research and analysis by the Ministry of Education and an explorative study completed by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research into international capabilities for students in New Zealand schools.

Author(s): International Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 2014

International Students Trends Reports

Reports published by the Ministry of Education on the key trends in enrolments of foreign fee paying students in New Zealand

Author(s): International Division

Date Published: Various

Internationalisation in New Zealand Tertiary Education Organisations

This publication is a national trend study of developments in the internationalisation of New Zealand tertiary education organisations since 1998.

Author(s): Craig McInnis, Roger Peacock and Vince Catherwood

Date Published: May 2006

Interventions for Refugee Children in New Zealand Schools: Models, Methods, and Best Practice

This review looks at different models, methods and best practice for intervening with refugee children in New Zealand schools. It examines the literature on refugee trauma, loss and grief and second language concerns, resilience, issues of migration, school and teacher effects, and conceptual and policy issues. It also discusses a range of best practices for refugee children within schools.

Author(s): Richard J. Hamilton, Angelika Anderson, Kaaren Frater-Mathieson, Shawn Loewen and Dennis W. Moore

Date Published: 2005

Involving Children and Young People in Research in Educational Settings

This report examines theory, practice and ethical considerations when involving children and young people as participants in research and evaluation projects. As will become evident throughout the report, it is not possible to provide definitive answers to many of the questions and issues that arise in this area. We have instead attempted to ‘open up’ some of the ethical, theoretical and methodological issues. It is intended that the report will promote informed, mindful, and respectful practices that also meet national and international standards for methodological rigour.

Author(s): Edited by Judith Loveridge, Victoria University of Wellington, Jessie Hetherington Centre for Educational Research

Date Published: September 2010

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