The current project focuses on the effectiveness of Schooling Improvement initiatives for Pasifika. The purposes were to identify the practices that work to raise achievement and close the gaps for Pasifika students especially at the classroom, school and cluster levels; to find out how effective existing Schooling Improvement initiatives are in raising achievement for Pasifika students; and to provide information to help existing and new initiatives to improve their effectiveness for Pasifika students.
Author(s): Meaola Amituanai-Toloa, Stuart McNaughton, Mei Kuin Lai, and Airini with Rolf Turner, Deborah Widdowson, Rachel McClue, Selena Hsiao, and Maryanne Pale
Date Published: February 2010
The Schooling Improvement team of the Ministry of Education sought to examine the current state of Pasifika academic achievement in Schooling Improvement initiatives and in individual schools. Part of the examination was to identify aspects of Schooling Improvement (SI) work that has been shown to enhance or hinder academic achievement for Pasifika students and to offer some recommendations. This report is a summary of a detailed technical report from Auckland UniServices Limited prepared by the Woolf Fisher Research Centre. Details of each of the sections summarised here are contained in ‘Ua aoina le manogi o le lolo: Pasifika Schooling Improvement Full Technical Report’ (Amituanai-Toloa, McNaughton, Lai, & Airini, 2009).
Author(s): Meaola Amituanai-Toloa, Stuart McNaughton, Mei Kuin Lai and Airini
Date Published: February 2010
The aim of this report is to identify the strengths of current service provision; barriers to accessing SE services for Pasifika; and the extent to which cultural perspectives on disability and SE and the low numbers of Pasifika professionals affected engagement and satisfaction with SE services for Pasifika families.
Author(s): Lila Mauigo-Tekene, Lin Howie, Dr Bill Hagan, School of Education, Manukau Institute of Technology.
Date Published: July 2013
This report was commissioned by the Ministry and undertaken by the Waikato Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Industry Training Federation. The report’s main objectives were to:
- Identify how e-Learning is employed in work-based and work-placed learning both internationally and nationally.
- Describe the impact of e-Learning on building workforce capability globally and nationally.
- Assess the demand from employers, providers and learners for e-Learning in improving individual and organisational capability.
- Demonstrate how, and in what ways, e-Learning can aid particular industry sectors in building workforce capability.
- Examine reasons why e-Learning is not being used in particular industry sectors to support work-based and work-placed learning.
- Recommend further activities that could be taken to promote and embed the effective use of e-Learning in work-based and work-placed e-Learning.
Author(s): John Clayton, Richard Elliott, Sarah-Jane Saravani, Nicholas Huntington, Nicholas Greene
Date Published: October 2008
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