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Bonne, Linda – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2020
"Making a place in the world: Experiences of those who took less conventional paths from school" is the latest report from the NZCER longitudinal study "Competent Learners" that has followed young New Zealanders from their final months in early childhood education to age 26. This research aimed to find out how those who leave…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Dropouts, Nontraditional Education
Wylie, Cathy; Hodgen, Edith – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2020
2019 was the third year that the Teaching, School, and Principal Leadership Practices Survey (TSP) was available for free use by schools. The questions in this survey draw on a strong body of evidence about effective practices. The TSP asks teachers and principals to rate how often a practice occurs or how well the practice is done. This 2019…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Leadership Styles, Principals
Wylie, Cathy; MacDonald, Jo – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2020
Every 3 years the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) surveys principals, teachers, trustees, and parents at a random sample of English-medium primary schools to provide a national picture of what is happening in teaching and learning. This allows comparisons and tracking of how things change over time. This report presents many…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Elementary Schools, Well Being
Bolstad, Rachel – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2020
This report outlines findings from a survey of teachers and school leaders in a sample of English-medium secondary schools. The survey, carried out between June and August 2020, provides insights into school-wide approaches to sustainability and climate change, teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom, and the impacts of COVID-19 on…
Descriptors: Climate, Sustainability, Environmental Education, Educational Policy
Bolstad, Rachel – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2020
In 2019, the authors had the opportunity to ask a few questions about climate and sustainability in the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) national survey of primary and intermediate schools. NZCER began regular surveys of primary schools in 1989 and has run a national survey of English-medium schools every 3 years since then,…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Climate, Sustainability
Bolstad, Rachel – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2020
New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) research project "Educational policy and practice for a changing climate" explores what kinds of changes or adaptations the education systems may need to make in the immediate and short-to-medium-term future in response to climate change. This report outlines findings from one…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Intermediate Grades, Climate, Sustainability
de Waal, Eliza; Eyre, Jan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
Given the importance of early success in reading and writing, the question of how schools can support children to make progress in these areas is of great interest. This project set out to explore this question by identifying schools that appear to be successful in achieving progress in literacy and asking them how they have gone about this. The…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, National Standards, Reading Achievement, Writing Achievement
Bolstad, Rachel; McDowall, Sue – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This report discusses the potential of games to support learning, and what innovative game-based (or "gameful") learning and teaching practices can look like in a range of New Zealand school settings. Over 2 years, we undertook fieldwork in 14 schools, interviewed 21 teachers and more than 100 students ranging from Year 3 to Year 13. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Game Based Learning, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
Bonne, Linda; MacDonald, Jo – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
These are the key findings from New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) latest survey of secondary schools, conducted in August and September 2018. In the 2018 survey responses, there was a general theme of growing demands being made on schools to respond to increasingly complex needs of students. Teachers were feeling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Needs, Stress Variables
Eyre, Jan; Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This research, which is the second part of a two-part study, was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their study of the future of work in New Zealand. The main research question asks, in essence: In what ways are secondary school subject-choice systems, and students' subject choices, positioned to respond to future of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Course Selection (Students), Secondary School Students
Hipkins, Rosemary; Vaughan, Karen – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This research, which is the first part of a two-part study, was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their study of the future of work in New Zealand. The main research question asks, in essence: In what ways are secondary school subject-choice systems, and students' subject choices, positioned to respond to future of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Education, Course Selection (Students), Secondary School Students
Wylie, Cathy; McDowall, Sue; Ferral, Hilary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
How do you support busy school leaders and teachers to take advantage of the strong body of evidence now available about effective teaching, school, and leadership practices? How do we grow our understanding of teaching, school, and principal leadership practices nationally, so that the system can learn and improve? What are the strengths and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Educational Practices, Leadership Styles
McDowall, Sue; Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This report presents the findings from a research project on curriculum integration in New Zealand schools, carried out by NZCER in 2018-19. The purpose of the research was to explore teachers' rationales for curriculum integration; the approaches and practices used to integrate curriculum; and the learning opportunities such approaches provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Integrated Curriculum, Secondary School Teachers
Bonne, Linda; Lawes, Elliot – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
In this New Zealand study, the maths self-efficacy and achievement of Year 4-10 students is being tracked over 3 years. A particular strength of this study is that maths self-efficacy is being measured in relation to items that have been psychometrically located on a difficulty scale, enabling students' self-efficacy responses to be interpreted in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Achievement
Nicholson, Tom; Dymock, Susan – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2018
Tom Nicholson and Sue Dymock analysed research on teaching writing to identify the skills students need to write for impact. Their approach is based on a simple view of writing: it is ideas presented well. The two volumes of this book work together to explain and show teachers how to teach students these essential writing skills. Nicholson and…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Skills, Spelling, Writing Instruction
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