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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

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

Paraprofessional practice in ESOL programmes: Part 2: Evaluation of paraprofessional English Language Assistants’ professional development programme

This report forms the second part of a two year study on the practices of ESOL paraprofessionals working with ELL migrant students.

Author(s): Dr Sharon Harvey, Heather Richards & Karen Stacey

Date Published: September 2009

Paraprofessional Practice in ESOL Programmes: Part 1: Description and evaluation of paraprofessional practices in supporting initial reading programmes

This document reports on the first part of a two year study on the practices of ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) paraprofessionals working with ELL (English Language Learner) migrant students in initial reading programmes.

Author(s): Dr Sharon Harvey, Heather Richards & Karen Stacey

Date Published: April 2009

Parent Mentoring Initiative Evaluation

Image of PublicationParent Mentoring Initiative Evaluation The Parent Mentoring Initiatives is the forming of relationships between parents and school that enables both parties to contribute more effectively to the education and achievement of students. The evaluation is to assess the effectiveness of Parent Mentoring programmes and to explore the effect they have on student achievement.

Author(s): Ruth Gorinski

Date Published: September 2005

Parental decision making in relation to the use of Early Childhood Education services

This report presents the results of a research study that examined parental decision making in relation to the use of Early Childhood Education services.

Author(s): Jeremy Robertson, Research Division, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2007

Parents, families and whānau and their information needs

This report describes the main findings from research that provides valuable, in-depth insights about the information and communication needs of parents, families and whānau when they are:

  • choosing a school for their child
  • seeking information about their child’s school so that they can assess and compare their child’s learning progress and achievement with other students at the same level, and know how to ask appropriate questions
  • determining their individual child’s learning, progress, achievement, next learning steps and wellbeing.

The research involved six focus group discussions targeting particularly Māori and Pasifika parents, families and whānau of Years 1 to 8 and Years 9 to 13 students. Focus groups had 7 to 10 participants each and participants’ children attended low to mid-decile (1-5) schools in either Wellington or Auckland. As well as the focus groups, 64 parent participants from across the country contributed to an online forum.

Author(s): Colmar Brunton. Report for the Ministry of Education

Date Published: September 2012

Participation in Early Childhood Education: Evidence Booklet

This booklet presents information about children’s participation in Early Childhood Education (ECE) in New Zealand. It provides summary and time series information about children who do not participate in ECE, as well as new information about the duration, and the amount of time spent in ECE, for children who do participate. The Booklet presents a national overview and regional breakdowns providing insights into the unique characteristics of participation across the regions and selected population groups.

The Booklet has been prepared for the Ministry of Education’s Early Learning Taskforce to provide an evidence base to support and inform the Taskforce’s work. The Taskforce has been established to achieve the Government’s Better Public Service target: ‘in 2016, 98% of children starting school will have participated in quality ECE’.

Author(s): Michelle Basham, ECE Analysis

Date Published: December 2012

Participation in tertiary education 2002

The first of two annual reports looking at trends in participation rates for formal students in tertiary education over the period 1994 to 2001. From 2004 onwards the analysis included in this report was incorporated in New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector Report - Profile & Trends.

This report analyses recent trends in participation rates (enrolments per capita) for formal students in tertiary education. The report includes information up to 2001 on Māori and non-Māori participation across a range of topics including age, gender, provider type, level and field of study.

Author(s): David Scott, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: August 2002

Participation in tertiary education 2003

The second of two annual reports looking at trends in participation in tertiary education. For future years the analysis included in this report was incorporated in Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector.

Author(s): David Scott, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: October 2003

Participation in tertiary education: A birth cohort approach

This report looks at the rates at which a range of birth cohorts have participated in tertiary education in New Zealand . This study takes two views of birth cohort tertiary education participation trends. The first is a long-term view looking at three birth cohorts, those people born in 1949, 1962 and 1975. The second view looks at the participation trends of those people born in 1978, 1980, 1982 and 1984 using longitudinal enrolment data.

Author(s): Scott Ussher

Date Published: April 2007

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

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

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

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.

For the latest data on the targets from the Pasifika Education Plan 2013-2017 please visit: Progress against Pasifika Education Plan targets on Education Counts.

Author(s): Ministry of Education

Date Published: Various

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

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 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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

Passing Courses

This report provides new information on how many students pass courses in tertiary education, covering the period 2001 to 2005. The report finds that many students pass all of their courses without necessarily gaining a qualification, suggesting that many undertake tertiary study with course-related, rather than qualification-related goals.

Author(s): David Scott

Date Published: November 2006

Pathways in tertiary education 1998-2002

Published July 2004. This report tracks the tertiary education pathways followed over the course of five years by students starting in tertiary study for the first time in 1998.

Author(s): David Scott, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis, Ministry of Education.

Date Published: June 2004

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

Pathways: Logic Model

Evaluation of Pathways to the Future will take place over the next 10 years. The Ministry of Education has commissioned a logic model to use in this evaluation. The logic model shows the intended outcomes of the strategic plan and the pathways towards these outcomes.

Author(s): Collaborative Institute for Research, Consulting and Learning in Evaluation; RMIT University.

Date Published: June 2003

Paying off a student loan - an analysis of progress to full repayment from the integrated dataset

This report analyses the experience of Student Loan Scheme borrowers in repaying their student loans. This report complements a related paper, Who doesn’t pay back, that examines the characteristics of those who make no progress to repayment of their student loans.

Author(s): Jamie Hyatt

Date Published: August 2005

PB4L School-wide Evaluation: Preliminary findings

This report presents indicative findings from the first phase of an evaluation of Positive Behaviour for Learning: School-Wide (PB4L: School-Wide). The report discusses the implementation and short-term shifts for schools that began PB4L: School-Wide in 2010/11. The findings suggest that overall, PB4L: School-Wide is well-regarded in participating schools and is linked to a wide range of changes for schools, teachers, and students.

Author(s): Sally Boyd, Rachel Dingle and Nicole Herdina, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.

Date Published: June 2014

Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching: A Focus on Early Childhood Education

The Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching study completed by Massey University professors Ruth Kane and Mary Mallon in 2006 serves as the “original study” of this report. The Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching research project (originally named Teacher Status Stage Two) was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Teachers Council to examine the relationships between key groups’ perceptions of teachers and teachers’ work in early childhood and school sectors, and the recruitment, retention, performance and capability, and professional status of teachers.

Author(s): Professor R. Kane, College of Education, Massey University.

Date Published: July 2008

Persistence in doctoral research: analysing the impact of the PBRF on the retention of doctoral students

This report examines the factors that influence the retention of doctoral students in tertiary study – where retention is defined as a doctoral candidate continuing in study in the next year or completing their doctorate. In doing so, this study analyses what initial impact, if any, the introduction of the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) has had on the retention of doctoral candidates in study.

Author(s): Warren Smart

Date Published: December 2007

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

PIRLS (Progress in International Reading Literacy Study)

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) is a research project that provides information on the reading literacy of Year 5 students.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

PIRLS Summary Sheet

A summary sheet of New Zealand's Year 5 student achievement in the 2001 PIRLS assessment.

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

Date Published: December 2003

PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment)

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is an international study that is administered on a three-yearly basis. The study assesses how well 15 year-old are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s society. PISA assesses three key areas of knowledge and skills: reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy, and has a focus on one these learning areas in each administration.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) 2009

In this administration of PISA, nearly half a million 15-year-olds from 65 countries or economies took part. Reading was the main focus of PISA 2009 and is reported in detail in this report - this is the first time that a learning area has been the main focus of the PISA assessment. To provide an ongoing high-level picture of mathematics and science, results on an overall scale for these two learning areas are also reported.

Author(s): Various

Date Published: Various

PISA 2000: Assessing knowledge and skills for life: New Zealand Summary Report

Published in December 2001, this report is a summary of the international results that focuses on the achievement of New Zealand students.

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

Date Published: December 2001

PISA 2000: Focus on low SES students' achievement in reading literacy:
Results from PISA 2000

This report focuses on reading literacy of low SES 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 low SES students.

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

Date Published: November 2004

PISA 2000: Focus on Māori achievement in reading literacy:
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

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

PISA 2000: Overview of selected New Zealand findings

The Overview focuses on information taken from the full report in areas where teachers and families can respond to students' different learning needs. It also captures what their principals said about the schools they attend.

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

Date Published: 2002

PISA 2000: The New Zealand context

The New Zealand context to the PISA 2000 study is the focus of this report, published in August 2002. The performance of sub-groups of 15-year-olds is examined with particular emphasis on boys and girls and different ethnic groupings. Factors associated with achievement including attitudes to learning, the school and family environment are examined in the report.

Author(s): Fiona Sturrock and Steven May

Date Published: 2002

PISA 2003: Learning for tomorrow's world: New Zealand Summary Report

PISA 2003, the second cycle of a three-yearly survey of 15-year-olds in over 40 countries, concentrates on three key areas of knowledge and skills: reading literacy, mathematical literacy and scientific literacy. This cycle concentrated on mathematical literacy.

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

Date Published: December 2004

Post-school choices: additional short analyses

These four fact sheets are intended to supplement the report Post-school choices by building on the statistical model used in that report but narrowing the focus to look at the post-school choices of these three groups of students

  • High achieving students.
  • Māori students.
  • Students from low decile schools.
  • In addition, the fourth fact sheet looks at how the number of unit standard credits students attain while at secondary school is associated with their post-school choices.

    Author(s): Scott Ussher, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting

    Date Published: June 2008

Post-school choices: How well does academic achievement predict the tertiary education choices of school leavers?

This report examines the association between academic achievement at secondary school and participation in the various types of tertiary education. This new research supports the government's goal of improving outcomes for young people.

It provides a complement to the report How does achievement at school affect achievement in tertiary education?, which explores the relationship between academic achievement at secondary school and first-year achievement in tertiary education.

Author(s): Scott Ussher

Date Published: May 2008

Preventing Negative Matthew Effects in At-Risk Readers: A Retrospective Study

This study is part of the project "An Investigation of Language-Related and Cognitive-Motivational Factors in Beginning Literacy Achievement". Data were collected from students during 1996 and 1997, and compared with the performances of students from the same schools involved in an earlier longitudinal study that ran from 1993 to 1995. Author: William Tunmer, James Chapman and Jane Prochnow Published: June 2002

Author(s): William Tunmer, James Chapman and Jane Prochnow

Date Published: June 2002

Principles and practices in early intervention: A literature review for the Ministry of Education

The purpose of this literature review is to identify and review research and studies that illustrate effective and/or evidence-based principles of early intervention practice which can be linked to improved child outcomes for children from birth to six years of age, who have special education needs. The resulting resource will be used to inform decision-making in regard to the future direction of early intervention services in New Zealand.

Author(s): Louise Alliston, Research New Zealand

Date Published: July 2007

Processes of Reading Comprehension: A summary of the results from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2001

PIRLS examines three aspects of reading literacy: processes of comprehension, purposes for reading, and reading literacy behaviours and attitudes of middle primary students. The lead research team at Boston College undertook a research study in order to report achievement for the processes of reading comprehension. This summary presents an overview of the findings from their work with a focus on the New Zealand results.

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

Date Published: September 2005

Professional Development for e-Learning: A Framework for the New Zealand tertiary education sector

This report was commissioned by the Ministry. It was undertaken by Otago University in collaboration with Massey University. Massey University’s contribution to the report and associated documentation was informed by collaboration with Canterbury University, Otago Polytechnic, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, and the Southern Institute of Technology.

Author(s): Prof Kerry Shephard, Dr Sarah Stein and Irene Harris from Otago University and Dr Juliana Mansvelt, Gordon Suddaby, Dr Amanda Gilbert and Duncan O'Hara from Massey University, Sue Dark and Cheryl Brown from the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand, Bronwyn Hegarty from Otago Polytechnic, Teri McClelland from the Southern Institute of Technology, Alison Holmes and Derek Chirnside from the University of Canterbury

Date Published: May 2008

Profile & Trends 2000: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition three in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

Date Published: October 2001

Profile & Trends 2001: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition four in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

Date Published: October 2002

Profile & Trends 2002: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition five in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

Date Published: November 2003

Profile & Trends 2003: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition six in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

Date Published: November 2004

Profile & Trends 2004: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition seven in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

Date Published: December 2005

Profile & Trends 2005: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition eight in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

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

Date Published: December 2006

Profile & Trends 2006: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 9 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

The short articles in Profile & Trends 2006 include the following topics: The payoff from a tertiary education, New Zealand's expanding knowledge and skills resource, Passing courses, The variety of industry training programmes, Improving the relevance of tertiary education provision, Measuring the quality of research in New Zealand's tertiary education sector.

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

Date Published: November 2007

Profile & Trends 2007: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 10 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2007 has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

The short articles in Profile & Trends 2007 include the following topics: People in tertiary education over time: the cumulative cohort participation rate, International tertiary education, Raising the literacy, language and numeracy skills of the workforce, Identifying patterns of research performance in New Zealand's universities.

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

Date Published: November 2008

Profile & Trends 2008: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 11 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2008 has three supporting booklets: "The Tertiary Education System", What the Tertiary Education Sector Provides" and"Finding out more about Tertiary Education".

It also has an associated set of tables available on the Tertiary Education Statistics page here on Education Counts.

Short articles in Profile & Trends 2008 cover the following topics: Recent changes to higher education policy and funding in Australia and Scotland; Trends in the demand for tertiary education; Trends in fields of study of bachelors degree graduates; and New Zealand’s industry training data.

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

Date Published: November 2009

Profile & Trends 2009: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 12 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Key findings from the 2009 report are:

  • 469,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2009, including 43,500 international students. There were 202,000 industry trainees in 2009.
  • Young tertiary students are studying at a more advanced level. More than three out of four young tertiary students are now studying level 4 qualifications and above.
  • International tertiary student numbers increased by more than 9 percent in 2009. In 2010, international enrolments are expected to increase by about 8 percent, while domestic enrolments are expected to increase slightly.
Short articles on the following topics are included in Profile & Trends 2009: Participation in post-compulsory education following decreases in New Zealand’s economic activity, What do students earn after their tertiary education, Raising the literacy, language and numeracy of the adult population, Progression to, and success in, bachelors-level study, Adults in non-formal and formal learning, and Students who had a disability

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

Date Published: August 2010

Profile & Trends 2010: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 13 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. The key findings for 2010 were:

  • 466,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2010, including 45,600 international students.
  • More young tertiary students now continue with postgraduate study after completing a bachelors degree and four out of every five young tertiary students study level 4 qualifications and above.
  • International tertiary student numbers increased by more than 5 percent in 2010. International student numbers are likely to rise further in 2011.

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

Date Published: February 2012

Profile & Trends 2011: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 14 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector.

The key findings for 2011 were:

  • 456,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2011, including 48,100 international students.
  • There were more young people taking on higher-level tertiary qualifications in 2011, while enrolments in non-degree qualifications decreased due mainly to fewer enrolments by people aged 25 years and over.
  • International student numbers are likely to rise further in 2012.

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

Date Published: November 2012

Profile & Trends 2012: New Zealands Tertiary Education Sector

This is edition 15 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector.

The key findings for 2012 were:
  • 422,000 students were enrolled in formal study programmes in 2012, including 47,700 international students.
  • Enrolments in degree and higher qualifications by students aged 18 to 24 years continued to increase.
  • Enrolments in non-degree qualifications continued their downward trend.

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

Date Published: October 2013

Profile & Trends: New Zealand's Tertiary Education Sector

Profile & Trends is a primary information resource on New Zealand’s tertiary education system covering participation, achievement, resourcing, capability, research and much more.

In addition to the analysis of sector trends and performance, the report contains a number of short articles on topics of interest to the sector’s stakeholders and those who are involved in the provision of tertiary education.

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

Date Published: Annually

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

Promoting Positive Race Relations in New Zealand Schools: Me Mahi Tātou

The rapidly increasing ethnic diversity and heterogeneity of the New Zealand school population has resulted in the need for schools to actively manage issues of race, culture, and ethnicity. The increasing complexity of educational settings which result can give rise to tensions which, if not addressed, threaten schools’ ability to successfully meet the needs of their communities.

Author(s): Mary Donn and Ruth Schick

Date Published: 1995

Promoting quality research

This report used data from the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) Quality Evaluations to analyse the factors associated with the likelihood of university academics being promoted between 2003 and 2006.

Author(s): Warren Smart, Tertiary Sector Performance Analysis & Reporting, Ministry of Education

Date Published: April 2009

Prospect for International Student Enrolments in New Zealand: Profiles of 13 Source Countries

This report attempts to identify the most likely prospects for increasing international student enrolments in New Zealand, based on a concise and consistent methodology for assessing potential demand from source countries. The collated comparisons are intended to assist future planning for promotional campaigns.

Author(s): International Division

Date Published: September 2011

Provision of School Support Services — an evaluation

This report presents the findings from an evaluation of the provision of School Support Services (SSS). This multi-year evaluation of the provision of SSS was initiated to inform decisions and considerations about future professional learning and development provision.

Author(s): Meenakshi Sankar & Fleur Chauvel - [MartinJenkins]

Date Published: April 2011

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