• 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 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

  • 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

  • Te Rau Awhina: Good practice examples of Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments

    This study was designed to investigate the practices of nominated Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments (PTEs) in relation to teaching & learning, and programme design & development. It also investigated for what reasons the nominated Māori and Pasifika PTEs used the strategies they did to develop teaching and learning. It asked what cultural elements were interwoven into their practices, and finally, to what extent the practices of the nominated PTEs compared with those considered in the literature to be indicators of good practice.

    Author(s): Dr Jane Marshall, Kathryn Baldwin and Dr Roger Peach, Research and Knowedge Services, New Zealand Qualifications Authority.

    Date Published: June 2008

    Category: Māori-medium

  • Pasifika tertiary education students in 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 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 tertiary education students in 2006 by ethnicity

    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

  • 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

  • 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 Pacific Coast Applied Research Centre. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: September 2005

  • Strengthening education in Mangere and Otara

    Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO) is a Ministry of Education intervention designed to increase the capacity of the schools and communities of Mangere and Otara to offer high quality learning environments for children. This is the third and final evaluation report on the SEMO initiative. Three separate studies are considered in this report: School Governance, Reporting to Parents, and Perceptions of Pasifika Student Achievement.

    Author(s): Viviane Robinson and Helen Timperley in association with Lorrae Ward, Lili Tuioti, Violet Tu'uga Stevenson, Sue Mitchell. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: 2004

  • 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

    Category: Māori Medium

  • Bilingual/Immersion education: Indicators of good practice

    Based on a review of national and international research on bilingualism and bilingual/immersion education, this report explores effective approaches for bilingual education. While the focus was on Māori-medium education, the indicators of good practice can also be applied to other bilingual contexts in Aotearoa/New Zealand, such as Pasifika bilingual education.

    Author(s): Stephen May, Richard Hill and Sarah Tiakiwai, University of Waikato. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: 2004


    Category: Māori Medium

  • Evaluation of professional development for Pacific teachers which supports the Arts in the New Zealand curriculum

    From 2003, the 'Arts in the New Zealand Curriculum' is mandatory and schools are required to offer all four disciplines (dance, drama, music, and the visual arts) to Year 1-8 students and at least two of the four disciplines to Year 9 and 10 students. In the two years leading up to its implementation, professional development in the Arts has been offered to schools in a variety of ways, including an Arts component as part of a larger national contract for Pacific teachers. This report describes the results from a (limited) evaluation of the effectiveness of this component of the professional development in assisting Pacific teachers translate the Arts curriculum document into classroom practice.

    Author(s): Gravitas Research and Strategy Limited. Report Prepared for the Ministry of Education.

    Date Published: July 2003

  • 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

  • The sustainability of professional development in literacy

    Part 1: Changing and sustaining teachers’ expectations through professional development in literacy

    This report forms Part One of the report to the participating schools and the Ministry of Education on the sustainability of professional development in literacy. It examines the ways in which teachers’ expectations of student achievement changed over the course of six months’ professional development in literacy, and how well those changed expectations were sustained over a period of 18 months. It sought to answer the question, “To what extent did the professional development impact on the participants’ expectations of students’ achievement and their own self-efficacy in impacting on that achievement?”. The summary report and Part 2 of this report can be found in the inset box in the top right hand corner of the screen.

    Author(s): Helen Timperley, University of Auckland; Gwenneth Phillips, Child Literacy Foundation and Joy Wiseman.

    Date Published: 2003

    Category: English Medium

  • Shifting the focus: Achievement information for professional learning

    A summary of the sustainability of professional development in literacy

    This publication is a summary of The Sustainability of Professional Development in Literacy, Parts 1 and 2, research commissioned by the Ministry of Education and led by Dr Helen Timperley, University of Auckland. The research was part of a much larger project, Strengthening Education in Mangere and Otara (SEMO), which aimed to raise achievement significantly for students in these two communities.

    Author(s): Dr Helen Timperley, Joy Wiseman and Irene Fung, University of Auckland and Gwenneth Phillips, Child Literacy Foundation.

    Date Published: 2003

    Category: English Medium

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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


    Category: English Medium

  • 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

    Category: English Medium

  • 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

1 2 3