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The two research studies below explore how to increase Pasifika participation in high-growth and high-demand industries, and professional development needs to improve Pasifika learner outcomes. These two reports complement the TEC’s ‘Doing Better for Pasifika’, which identifies good practice on what works best to improve Pasifika learner outcomes in tertiary education. Copies of ‘Doing better...
Dec 2014
This project investigated the implementation and impact of Pathways Awarua and the Assessment Tool within the context of trades academies. The work informs both how to most effectively use Pathways Awarua in trades academies, and the future development of Pathways Awarua content. As a secondary purpose it examines the use of the Youth Option within the Assessment Tool as a mechanism for measuring...
Dec 2014
This report highlights key areas where educators most need professional development support to deliver effective teaching and better outcomes for Māori and Pasifika learners. The report findings will also inform and support the TEC's work on improving Māori and Pasifika learner outcomes. 
Nov 2014
This research identifies the institutional, sector-wide and other factors that contribute to achievement by former NEETs (those younger learners not in employment, education or training) in Youth Guarantee fees-free places.  
Oct 2014
Purpose of this document The overarching purpose of this document is to describe the methodology for calculating the EPIs and the participation indicator. This document sets out the current business methodology for calculating the EPIs and the participation indicator. The detailed business methodologies are subject to change. The changes between this version and the previous version are...
Oct 2014
This report identifies the learning needs of secondary school students in a tertiary adult learning environment and highlights areas for attention when tertiary lecturers teach younger students.
30 Sep 2014
The decision to embed literacy and numeracy in industry training was based on international research on the advantages of providing learners with a more holistic experience in developing literacy and numeracy skills alongside development of vocational skills. Embedding was adopted as a deliberate policy approach in Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) from the mid-2000s. A formative...
4 Sep 2014
Strong connections between tertiary education organisations, industry and Pasifika learners are key enablers to increasing awareness and knowledge of high-growth, high-demand industries. The report also shows how secondary schools and tertiary education organisations can develop Pasifika employment in high-growth, high-demand industries.
13 Aug 2014
Pathways Awarua is a New Zealand learning programme available online to support adult literacy and numeracy skill development. It comprises a series of reading, writing and numeracy modules based on competencies set out by the Learning Progressions. This report evaluates Pathways Awarua by drawing on data gathered from surveys and practice sites.
30 Jun 2014
This report presents analysis of the empirical relationship between four measures of literacy and numeracy in use in New Zealand. The first of these are the proficiency levels used in the Adult Literacy and Life Skills (ALL) survey. The second measure is the Learning Progressions for Adult Literacy and Numeracy (learning progressions) as measured by the Literacy and Numeracy for Adults Assessment...

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