Evidence about the ‘how’ of a shift away from ‘ability grouping’ in education
In the report Ending streaming in Aotearoa the Ngāi Tahu-led Māori Futures Collective, Tokona Te Raki, with the support of 72 Iwi, is calling for urgent action on the policy imperative to end streaming and ‘ability’ grouping in education in Aotearoa.
NZEI Te Riu Roa has endorsed the report and called for urgency, seeking support and resource for national change.
Since 2003, a series of best evidence resources has highlighted evidence about the gains for diverse (all) learners when effective research and development informs mixed ‘ability’ grouping.
- 'Walking the talk' matters in the use of evidence for transformative education Alton-Lee, A. (2017)[PDF 748kB]
Invited paper for the International Bureau of Education - UNESCO Project: Rethinking and repositioning curriculum in the 21st century: A global paradigm shift. Evidence, Data and Knowledge, Ministry of Education, Wellington: New Zealand.
These resources include best evidence in action videos featuring the multi-award-winning Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities pedagogy - a re/invention of educational practice led by Professor Roberta Hunter and Associate Professor Jodie Hunter in New Zealand. As the videos take you into primary and intermediate classes across Aotearoa, they explain, reference, and bring the evidence to life through the perspectives of the experts, the in-class mentors, school leaders, teachers, whānau, iwi, school trustees, teacher aides and children.
Developing Mathematical Inquiry Communities
School leadership for improvement in primary mathematics education: Russell School best evidence in action implementation exemplar
Hangaia te Urupounamu Pāngarau Mō Tātou
Ambitious mathematics for young Pacific learners: Dr Jodie Hunter demonstrates algebraic thinking for tivaevae
Ambitious mathematics: Ratios, decimals, fractions and time for Ta’ovala Learning from Pacific expertise in education
These resources have also been developed through a valued partnership with NZEI Te Riu Roa.
- Stunning results from culturally responsive maths Collins, H.(2018). Wellington: NZEI Te Riu Roa.[webpage]
To all who have contributed: Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.