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Labour market outcomes of skills and qualifications

This paper looks at the employment and income benefits of literacy skills and qualifications.It draws on data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey. The results of the analysis show that the benefit of increased literacy without higher qualifications is limited in the New Zealand labour market. The major benefit comes from improved literacy in combination with gaining a qualification, which can result in greater opportunities to move into higher paid jobs.

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

Date Published: March 2010

Labour market outcomes of student support recipients

This study examines the relationship between receipt of student support and earnings three and five years after tertiary education.

Author(s): Bhaskaran Nair, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: March 2009

Labour market returns to further education for working adults

The Department of Labour (DoL) has released a report that investigates the effects of non-degree, provider-based tertiary education on the earnings of older learners. This study uses the Employment Outcomes of Tertiary Education dataset, held by Statistics New Zealand which contains information derived from tax and benefit data collections and the education system.

Author(s): Sarah Crichton and Sylvia Dixon, Department of Labour

Date Published: June 2011

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

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in Auckland schools

The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on primary schools within the Greater Auckland area.

Author(s): Assoc. Prof. Judy Parr and Dr. Lorrae Ward

Date Published: June 2010

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in Otago schools

The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on primary schools within the Otago region.

Author(s): Keryn Pratt, Kwok-Wing Lai & Ann Trewern with Fiona Concannon & Harriet Sutton

Date Published: May 2010

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 1 to 3)

The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (TELA) on Years 1 to 3 teachers’ work in the Waikato region.

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones and Ann Harlow, with Mike Forret, University of Waikato.

Date Published: July 2010

Laptops for Teachers: An evaluation of the TELA scheme in schools (Years 4 to 6)

The purpose of this evaluation was to investigate the impacts of the Laptops for Teachers Scheme (referred to from here as the TELA scheme) on Years 4 to 6 teachers’ work over a period of three years (2004-2006) and to record emerging changes in laptop use. The investigation focused on the Ministry of Education expectation (Ministry of Education, 2004) that teacher access to a laptop for their individual professional use would lead to gains in confidence and expertise in the use of ICTs, to efficiencies in administration, would contribute to teacher collaboration and support the preparation of high quality lesson resources. It was also anticipated that teacher would use their laptop in the classroom for teaching and learning.

Author(s): Bronwen Cowie, Alister Jones and Ann Harlow with Mike Forret, Clive McGee, and Thelma Miller, University of Waikato.

Date Published: May 2010

Learners' participation, retention and success in e-learning: An annotated bibliography

This report gives an overview of the literature on tertiary learners’ participation, retention and success in e-learning. We selected a large selection of research literature which consisted of both published research from journals, books and the internet and ‘grey’ literature that included project reports, unpublished theses and dissertations and reports commissioned by government agencies.

Author(s): Peter Guiney, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: February 2012

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

Learning More about Support Staff in Schools: Results from Surveys of Principals & Support Staff Members

This research report presents results from surveys of principals and school support staff members carried out in late 2010 in a random sample of schools. It complements an earlier report School Support Staff: Collectively Making Resources Count (May 2011), produced by the Support Staff Working Group. The Working Group was established as a shared initiative between the New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA), the New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa (NZEI), and the Ministry of Education. Through a process of consultation and research this tripartite Working Group sought, among other things, to 'identify and assess whether there are potential workforce issues which are seen to hinder the effective use of support staff'.

Author(s): Research Division

Date Published: December 2011

Lets Talk Special Education

Information about on-going work to facilitate a more collaborative approach to special education, and to local service planning and provision.

Author(s): Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2005

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

Linking students: Review of the methods used to link students in historical New Zealand tertiary education data

This technical report documents a major review of the methods used by the Ministry of Education to link the records of tertiary education students across time and across providers. It reviews the quality of these methods, and their impact on New Zealand's qualification completion and attrition statistics.

Author(s): David Scott

Date Published: November 2007

Literacy and Life Skills for Māori Adults - Further Investigation: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey

This report, which complements Literacy and Life Skills for Maori Adults, investigates the extent to which the distribution of literacy among Maori adults is associated with a range of potential explanatory factors.

Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2009

Literacy and Life Skills for Māori Adults: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey

The 2006 ALL survey measured skills in prose literacy, document literacy, numeracy and problem solving. The ALL survey included an oversample of Māori adults. This design feature has allowed meaningful analyses of the distribution of literacy and numeracy skills among the adult Māori population of New Zealand.

Author(s): Paul Satherley and Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2009

Literacy and Life Skills for Pasifika Adults - Further Investigation: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey

This report, which complements Literacy and Life Skills for Pasifika Adults, investigates the extent to which the distribution of English literacy among Pasifika adults is associated with changes in the distribution of their educational attainment and familiarity with English.

Author(s): Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2009

Literacy and Life Skills for Pasifika Adults: Results from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) Survey

The 2006 ALL survey was designed to measure the distribution of literacy and numeracy skills among the adult population of New Zealand. The ALL survey included an oversample of Pasifika adults. This design feature has allowed meaningful insights into the distribution of literacy and numeracy skills among the adult Pasifika population of New Zealand.

Author(s): Elliot Lawes, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2009

Literacy and numeracy at work

This report looks at the use of literacy and numeracy skills at work, and how this relates to the skills and education of employees. It uses data from the Adult Literacy and Lifeskills (ALL) survey to look at how well employees’ skills match the literacy and numeracy practices that they undertake at work. It looks at how skills and education relate to different sets of practices, such as financial literacy and numeracy. It also identifies which groups of employees are more likely to have a skills shortfall or skills excess, and some of the barriers to further training for those with a skills shortfall.

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

Date Published: February 2011

Literacy Learning Progressions: Report on feedback on the draft document

This report provides an analysis of responses to the draft Literacy Learning Progressions and makes recommendations for the next phase of development.

Author(s): Borderfields Consulting

Date Published: May 2009

Literacy Professional Development Project: Identifying Effective Teaching and Professional Development Practices for Enhanced Student Learning

The Literacy Professional Development Project (LPDP) began in March 2004. The LPDP has a focus on improving teacher content knowledge in literacy, pedagogy and practice, and building effective professional learning communities. The project provides schools with an evidence-based professional development programme which aims to improve student learning and achievement in literacy.

A total of 288 schools (3,288 teachers) have participated in the project to date. Schools work within the project for two years.

Learning Media Limited delivers this contract on behalf of the Ministry of Education.

A nested research component informs the project as it progresses. The report Literacy Professional Development Project: Identifying Effective Teacher and Professional Development Practices for Enhancing Student Learning was completed in 2006. University of Auckland researchers undertook research on a group of 13 schools in relation to the outcomes of the project, as part of a research strand within LPDP.

Author(s): Judy Parr, Helen Timperley, Paul Reddish, Rebecca Jesson and Rebecca Adams

Date Published: December 2007

Literacy skills of young adult New Zealanders

This report explores how the literacy of young adults (aged 16-24) in New Zealand varies according to a wide range of factors. Literacy here refers to literacy in English only, and the main aspect of literacy considered is document literacy, which refers to the ability to read and interpret non-continuous texts, such as tables, diagrams and maps. To highlight the relationships of the factors with the document literacy scores of young adults, comparisons are made with the effects of the factors in the population aged 25-65.

Author(s): Chris Lane, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis and Reporting, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2011

Literacy teaching and learning in e-Learning contexts

This report presents the findings of a research project on literacy teaching and learning in e-Learning contexts carried out by CORE Education and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the Ministry of Education in 2009.

Author(s): Sue McDowall for CORE Education and New Zealand Council for Educational Research

Date Published: June 2010

Literature Review and Synthesis: Online Communities of Practice

This literature review and synthesis aims at developing a knowledge base to inform the Ministry of Education on how to develop, implement, and maintain online communities of practice (CoPs), and how communication technologies can be used to support them. Author: Kwok Wing Lai, Keryn Pratt, Megan Anderson & Julie Stigter Published: 2006

Author(s): Kwok Wing Lai, Keryn Pratt, Megan Anderson & Julie Stigter

Date Published: 2006

Literature review on intervention with challenging behaviour in children and youth with developmental disabilities

This report, by Luanna Meyer and Ian Evans, summarises the processes, approach, and findings of a review of the literature and knowledge base regarding severe challenging behaviour in children and young people with developmental disabilities. The review is focussed on effective educational and support services for children and youth whose behavioural challenges accompany a diagnosis of intellectual disability, developmental delay, severe learning difficulties, severe traumatic brain injury, and/or autistic spectrum disorder.

Author(s): Luanna Meyer College of Education, Victoria University and Ian Evans School of Psychology, Massey University.

Date Published: December 2006

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

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

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

Literature Review: Transition from Early Childhood Education to School

The review’s purpose was to deepen understanding of transition to school by critically analysing research literature. The focus was on what successful transitions to school look like, the factors that play a role in how well children transition from ECE to school, and the ways in which children can be supported by teachers and families to transition as successfully as possible.

Author(s): Sally Peters, The University of Waikato, Report for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 2010

Living with a student loan, a profile of student loan debt and repayment, post-study income and going overseas

This report profiles student loan debt and repayment, post-study income and going overseas. One of two analytical reports using previously unavailable information from Statistics New Zealand's Integrated Dataset on Student Loan Scheme Borrowers.

Author(s): Fiona Griffin, David Scott and Roger Smyth

Date Published: March 2005

Locality-based evaluation of Pathways to the Future - Ngā Huarahi Arataki

Pathways to the Future: Ngā Huarahi Arataki was a 10-year strategic plan for early childhood education published by the Ministry of Education in 2002. This report synthesises findings from a locality-based longitudinal evaluation of Pathways to the Future: Ngā Huarahi Arataki.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell, Patricia Meagher-Lundberg, Diane Mara, Pam Cubey and Margaret Whitford, The University of Waikato. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: July 2011

Locality-based Evaluation of Pathways to the Future - Ngā Huarahi Arataki:
Stage 1 Report

This is the second and final report from the stage 1 evaluation of the ECE Strategic Plan. It reports on progress towards the three goals of the Plan and identifies changes that have occurred since baseline data were collected in 2004.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell and Edith Hodgen, Report for the Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2008

Locality-based Evaluation of Pathways to the Future - Ngā Huarahi Arataki:
Stage 1 Baseline Report

This report presents findings from the first phase of data collection for the stage 1 evaluation of the ECE Strategic Plan. It describes the localities and services participating in the evaluation and provides a baseline picture of how things were in mid-2004 in relation to the participation, quality and collaborative relationships goals of the Plan.

Author(s): Linda Mitchell, Arapera Royal Tangaere, Diane Mara, and Cathy Wylie, New Zealand Council of Educational Research and Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board.

Date Published: August 2008

Longitudinal Research on NCEA and Student Motivation

The Longitudinal Research on the Relationship between the NCEA and Student Motivation and Achievement was funded by a Ministry of Education research contract awarded to researchers at Victoria University.

Author(s): Luanna Meyer, Kirsty Weir, John McClure, Frank Walkey & Lynanne McKenzie

Date Published: 15 July 2007

Looking at the employment outcomes of tertiary education: New data on the earnings of young graduates

This report looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system. It looks at differences in incomes for different types of qualifications. The information in this report can help young people as they make decisions about what to study.

The data on earnings and destinations updates a previous report Moving on up. The data is also available in a query tool 'Compare Study Options' on the Careers New Zealand website. This page also includes two downloadable excel spreadsheets that contain the underlying data.

Author(s): Zaneta Park, Paul Mahoney, Warren Smart, Roger Smyth, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2013

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