Learning Support & Wellbeing Publications
Research on learning support services, evaluations of learning support programmes, student safety and student wellbeing.
Incredible Years Autism: Parent and teacher training programmes
The Incredible Years Autism programmes are part of a series of interconnected evidence-based parent and teacher training programmes developed by child psychologist and researcher, Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton. The Incredible Years Autism – Parent (IYA-P) and Incredible Years Autism – Teacher…
Author(s): Associate Professor Laurie McLay, Dr Cara Swit, Professor Neville Blampied, Dr Anne-Marie McIlroy, and Dr Dean Sutherland. University of Canterbury
Date Published: July 2021Find Out More
Learning Support Coordinators Evaluation: Phase 1 Formative and process evaluation
Phase 1 of the Learning Support Coordinators evaluation has been completed to provide feedback on initial implementation of the new role of Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) a long-awaited, fully-funded, in-school learning support role and inform the success of future delivery.…
Author(s): Sarah Andrews, Dr Sarah Appleton-Dyer, Zaffar Ansari, Emilia Masari, Hera Clarke, Synergia Ltd.
Date Published: March 2021Find Out More
He Whakaaro: What do we know about bullying behaviours in New Zealand?
This paper summarises what we know about bullying in the education system. Bullying has widespread implications not only for the students exposed to it (those who are bullied, those doing the bullying and the observers), but to their family wellbeing…
Author(s): Mercy Mhuru, Ministry of Education
Date Published: January 2021Find Out More
He Whakaaro: The educational experiences of disabled learners
New Zealand is committed to providing an inclusive education system, ensuring that disabled students are supported to achieve their potential, and can participate fully in society. To what extent have we achieved this? This research uses Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data…
Author(s): Mercy Mhuru, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: June 2020Find Out More
PISA 2015: New Zealand Students Wellbeing
Students’ educational outcomes can be affected by a range of factors from inside and outside of the school grounds. For example, students who are motivated to succeed have high expectations for the future, and those who have a strong sense…
Author(s): Comparative Education Research Unit, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: April 2017Find Out More
Learning Support Client Satisfaction Survey
This is the home page for the Learning Support Client Satisfaction Survey. The Ministry of Education carries out satisfaction surveys of parents and educators about our specialist learning support core services. Our core services are: early intervention behaviour communication Ongoing…
Author(s): Evidence, Data and Knowledge Group [Ministry of Education]
Date Published: VariesFind Out More
Patterns of student progress in the Intensive Wraparound Service
Intensive Wraparound Service (IWS) is designed for the small number of children and young people with highly complex and challenging behaviour, social or education needs, including those with an intellectual difficulty. IWS in New Zealand is a relatively new and…
Author(s): Jacky Burgon, Melanie Berg and Nicole Herdina, New Zealand Council for Educational Research. Report for the Ministry of Education.
Date Published: March 2016Find Out More
Resource teachers literacy: Operational and policy review
This report has been prepared by the Ministry of education to conduct an evaluation of the Resource Teachers Literacy (RTLit Service. The RTLit Service is designed to provide short, intensive support to students with high literacy needs, and to identify…
Author(s): Martin Jenkins & Associates Limited for the Ministry of Education.
Date Published: September 2014Find Out More
Annual Monitoring of Reading Recovery
This is the home page for the Annual Monitoring of Reading Recovery publication series. Reading Recovery is an early literacy intervention designed to achieve two outcomes: to accelerate the reading and writing progress of students who have not made expected…
Date Published: VariousFind Out More
Review of the literature on individual education plans
A literature review of national and international developments in the use of the Individual Education Plan (IEP) with schools and families, with particular attention to special education assessment practice(s) and their relationship to the IEP process.…
Author(s): David Mitchell, Missy Morton and Garry Hornby
Date Published: September 2011Find Out More
An examination of the links between parental educational qualifications, family structure and family wellbeing 1981-2006
The primary purpose of this report is to examine and describe the relationship between family structure and family wellbeing and the educational qualifications of parents in New Zealand families over the period 1981–2006.…
Author(s): Gerard Cotterell, Martin von Randow and Mark Wheldon, The University of Auckland. Report prepared for the Ministry of Education.
Date Published: September 2008Find Out More
The experiences of international students in New Zealand: Report on the results of the national survey 2007
The research builds on the previous survey of international students conducted in 2003 and provides the opportunity to understand international students’ experience of life in New Zealand.…
Author(s): Researched for the Ministry of Education by Deloitte
Date Published: May 2008Find Out More
Report on research into the circumstances of very young international students in New Zealand
This report on research into the circumstances of very young international students informed policy work in 2003 resulting in stronger protections for international students aged 13 and under studying in New Zealand.…
Author(s): International Division
Date Published: 27 July 2006Find Out More
Evaluation Report on the Implementation of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students (2002/03)
In June 2002 the Ministry of Education contracted Assoc. Professor Roger Peddie, University of Auckland (through Auckland UniServices Ltd), to undertake an evaluation of the implementation of the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students.…
Author(s): International Division
Date Published: 27 June 2006Find Out More
Evaluation of the Introductory Professional Development Programme for Teacher Aides | Kaiāwhina
This report presents findings of an evaluation of the nationwide Introductory Professional Development Programme for teacher aides/kaiāwhina working with students with special educational needs, funded by the Ministry of Education. The evaluation began in 2001, during the development of the…
Author(s): Marie Cameron, Linda Sinclair, Pauline Waiti and Cathy Wylie, New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
Date Published: October 2004Find Out More
An evaluation of three programmes in the Innovations Funding Pool
This project concerns evaluations of three programmes - Cool Schools, Kiwi Can and Tū Tangata - supported in 2002 from the Innovations Funding Pool. The main purpose of the evaluation is around the sustainability, adaptability and the transferability between schools…
Author(s): K. Murrow, E. Kalafatelis, M. Fryer, N. Ryan, A. Dowden, K. Hammond and H. Edwards
Date Published: 2004Find Out More
Thinking outside the square: Innovative ways to raise achievement for at risk students
Thinking Outside The Square provides information for schools wanting to introduce innovative and effective programmes for raising the educational achievement of at risk students. The publication draws on the findings of two research projects that evaluated the success of programmes…
Author(s): Janet Clinton, Summary prepared by Janet Rivers. Report for the Ministry of Education.
Date Published: 2003Find Out More
Student safety and well-being in school boarding accommodation
The report details the results of a study of New Zealand boarding schools. The purpose of the study was to obtain information that would inform decisions about what government regulations may be necessary in respect of the safety and well-being…
Author(s): Shelley Kennedy, Fred Bishop, Ngaire Bennie, Research, Ministry of Education.
Date Published: November 2002Find Out More
Integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities: Scoping Project (Summary)
This is a summary of the first stage of a research programme on effective services for students with disabilities, commissioned by the Ministry of Education's Advisory Reference Group for Students with Physical Disabilities. The summary covers the key themes from…
Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Pat Caswell, School of Education, University of Otago.
Date Published: August 2001Find Out More
Integrated effective service provision for children and young people with physical disabilities
This is the full report of the first stage of a research programme on effective services for students with disabilities, commissioned by the Ministry of Education convened Advisory Reference Group for Students with Physical Disabilities. The report on the scoping…
Author(s): Trevor McDonald and Pat Caswell, School of Education, University of Otago; Merrolee Penman, School of Occupational Therapy, Otago Polytechnic.
Date Published: August 2001Find Out More