Implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum: Synthesis of research and evaluation

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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. Ministry of Education.

Date Published: March 2011

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This report is available as a download (please refer to the 'Downloads' inset box).  To view the individual chapters please refer to the 'Sections' inset box.  For links to related publications/ information that may be of interest please refer to the 'Where to Find Out More' inset box.

References

  • Cowie, B., Hipkins, R., Boyd, S., Bull, A., Keown, P. and McGee, C. with Cooper, B., Ferrier-Kerr, J., Hume, A., McKim. A., Moreland, J., Morrison, M., Bolstad, R., Spiller, L., Taylor, M. and Yates, E. (2009). Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies: Final Report. Wellington: Ministry of Education. Based on fieldwork undertaken March 2008 – early 2009.
  • Education Review Office (2008). Partners in Learning: Schools' Engagement with Parents, Whānau and Communities. Based on reviews undertaken in Terms 1 and 2 of 2007.
  • Education Review Office (2009a). Readiness to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. DatedJan 2009, based on reviews undertaken in Terms 3 and 4 of 2008.
  • Education Review Office (2009b). Readiness to implement The New Zealand Curriculum. Dated Aug 2009, based on reviews undertaken in Terms 1 and 2 of 2009.
  • Education Review Office (2010). Preparing to Give Effect to The New Zealand Curriculum. Based on reviews undertaken in Terms 3 and 4 of 2009.
  • Hipkins, R., Cowie, B. and Boyd, S. (2009). The Collaborative Path to Implementation: insights from the NZCER curriculum conference series. Wellington: NZCER.
  • Hipkins, R., Roberts, J. and Bolstad, R. (2007). Key Competencies: the journey begins. Wellington: NZCER.
  • Ministry of Education (2007). The New Zealand Curriculum. Wellington: Learning Media.
  • New Zealand Educational Institute (2008). NZEI Online Survey of Primary Principals on the Implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum. Dated July 2008, based on survey undertaken June 2008.
  • New Zealand Council for Educational Research (nd). Community engagement and the New Zealand Curriculum. Paper prepared for the Ministry of Education.
  • Post Primary Teachers' Association (nd). Survey of principals on NZ Curriculum Implementation. Based on survey undertaken June 2008.
  • Schagen, S. and Hipkins, R. (2008). Curriculum changes, priorities and issues. Wellington: NZCER. Findings from the NZCER secondary 2006 and primary 2007 surveys.
  • School Support Services (2009). Relevant sections of December 2009 Milestone 3 reports, and Ministry responses completed February 2010.
  • Sinnema, C. (2010). Monitoring and Evaluating Curriculum Implementation (MECI): Milestone 4, Final Report. [final draft version]. Based on surveys and focus groups undertaken in 2008 and 2009.
  • Schagen, S. and Hipkins, R. (2008). Curriculum changes, priorities and issues. Wellington: NZCER. Findings from the NZCER secondary 2006 and primary 2007 surveys.
  • School Support Services (2009). Relevant sections of December 2009 Milestone 3 reports, and Ministry responses completed February 2010.
  • Sinnema, C. (2010). Monitoring and Evaluating Curriculum Implementation (MECI): Milestone 4, Final Report. [final draft version]. Based on surveys and focus groups undertaken in 2008 and 2009.

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