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Hynds, Anne S.; Hindle, Rawiri; Savage, Catherine; Meyer, Luanna H.; Penetito, Wally; Sleeter, Christine – Teacher Educator, 2016
There is a dearth of empirical evidence that examines the impact of teacher professional development for culturally responsive pedagogies, particularly on Indigenous student achievement and teacher practices. Te Kotahitanga was a large-scale professional development initiative for culturally responsive practices for secondary teachers in New…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
Jesson, Rebecca; Meredith, Maria; Rosedale, Naomi – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2015
School students increasingly use digital technologies at home to enhance learning and bridge the school-home divide. The porous learning project was designed to explore the factors that both enabled learning and created barriers to learning at home for students in a low socioeconomic community using the digital learning environment, which we refer…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Learning Processes, Information Technology, Barriers
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2013
This report documents views and experiences of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. Responses from teachers (1,266) and principals (177) predominate, but the report also reflects the responses from parents (1,477) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys
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Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Elley-Brown, Margaret J.; Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Irving, Earl S. – Research in Education, 2011
This research investigates who students, parents and teachers believe is responsible for student learning. Thirteen focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students, and parents and teachers from three diverse New Zealand secondary schools. Differences were found with respect to whom the three stakeholders thought were responsible for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Parent Responsibility, Student Responsibility
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Openshaw, Roger – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Throughout Australasia, indigenous educational issues remain a subject of considerable debate. In New Zealand, Maori underachievement in education has long been a matter of widespread concern. Currently the most highly visible professional development programme now operating in New Zealand mainstream secondary schools, Te Kotahitanga claims to…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups