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OECD Publishing, 2014
The Programme for International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) will establish technical standards and guidelines to ensure that the survey design and implementation processes of PIAAC yield high-quality and internationally comparable data. This document provides a revised version of the technical standards and guidelines originally…
Descriptors: Adults, International Assessment, Adult Literacy, Competence
Duranczyk, Irene M., Ed.; Higbee, Jeanne L., Ed.; Lundell, Dana Britt, Ed. – Center for Research on Developmental Education and Urban Literacy, University of Minnesota, 2004
This monograph explores best practices for access and retention in higher education in programs that support the most diverse and nontraditional students on their campuses. It focuses on research, theory, and assessment in a variety of national programs. Its 14 chapters provide historic information about successful initiatives, multicultural and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, English (Second Language), Access to Education, School Holding Power
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Findsen, Brian – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Reviews the development of a certificate in adult education for teachers in New Zealand, including issues related to the ideology of neoliberalism. Presents issues involved in the termination of the program and new directions for the training of adult educators. (Contains 21 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Educational Certificates, Foreign Countries
Simanu-Klutz, Fata – 1999
This briefing paper focuses on the choices of instructional language in Pacific classrooms, as mandated by national or state policies, and discusses consequences of such choices on students' academic achievement and career preparation in the changing Pacific region. The paper first notes that in most South Pacific secondary schools, English is the…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Background, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington. – 1986
In June, 1985, New Zealand's Minister of Education established a working party to examine 3-year training for kindergarten teachers. The working party was asked to: (1) make recommendations to the Minister of Education on a 3-year course of initial training for kindergarten teachers; (2) review the training provisions for kindergarten teachers;…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington. – 1992
A "moderation system" is a system intended to help ensure uniform interpretation and application of standards within New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework, which consists of all nationally registered academic and vocational qualifications and the nationally registered unit standards from which they are derived. The process of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Certification, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications
New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Wellington. – 1992
This document provides a decision tree to guide the thinking of the staff of New Zealand agencies developing national education and certification standards. It is intended to help them make decisions about moderation of assessment--a process of sampling assessments to ensure that they are consistent with the required standard. After an…
Descriptors: Accountability, Certification, Education Work Relationship, Employment Qualifications
Gold, Max, Ed.; And Others – 1991
The theme of this convention was the impact of policy changes on practices in early childhood education worldwide, and particularly in New Zealand. Nine keynote addresses considered issues relevant to early childhood education. A total of 53 papers presented at the convention discussed: (1) cultural issues in early childhood education; (2)…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Quality
Gellert, Claudius; And Others – 1991
This report charts the recent development of the non-university sector of higher education in some OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. It shows that during the 1980s this sector most often succeeded in enhancing its standing and recognition among students, employers, and the academic world alike. Its progress in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Finance
Tremaine, M. G., Ed.; Wagner, G. A., Ed. – 1980
Readability in distance learning, the cloze procedure as a means of assessing readability, and the preparation of distance learning materials are addressed in the following 14 conference papers: "Some Suggestions for Improving the Reading/Comprehension Skills of Students at a Distance" (Jean Anderson); "Student Response to the…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Design Requirements, Distance Education, Foreign Countries
Parkes, W. F. – 1986
A study compared the attitudes of a group of about 60 elderly rest home residents and about 120 members of two different clubs for older adults in New Zealand. The five 1-hour discussions that were held with the adults indicated a consistent difference between the opinions expressed by the rest home clients and those of the club members, all of…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Attitude Change, Attitudes, Clubs
Mason, Peter – 1986
Two sets of opinion exist regarding the control of schools. The first pertains to the freedom of parental choice in education and the right of individuals and associations to run private schools subject to minimal government controls. The second stresses the overriding need to promote greater equality of opportunity in the form of publicly…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Demand, Educational Opportunities
National Council of Adult Education, Wellington (New Zealand). – 1985
Based on a task force review, this policy paper outlines the state of inequity in education now present in New Zealand and sets forth proposals for action. The report recommends urgent action by the government to realize its concern for policies to address social inequity. The proposals support procedures for developing and implementing…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Continuing Education, Educational Change
Manthei, R. J. – 1976
This paper presents the views of the New Zealand Counselling and Guidance Association regarding the need for changes in the system of selecting individuals for training as school counselors in New Zealand. A number of options are offered for improving the mechanics of selection, recommending selection criteria, and suggesting procedures for…
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Competitive Selection, Counselor Qualifications, Counselor Training
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Robson, Jocelyn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1996
The attempt to bring all postsecondary qualifications into a single qualifications framework has not been without a struggle between the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and the universities. The resolution of these issues has implications for policy developments in Britain. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Education, College Role, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries
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