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The New Zealand Ministry of Education has published a best evidence synthesis iteration (BES) that identifies the characteristics of teacher professional development that makes a positive difference for valued student outcomes. A companion best evidence synthesis iteration (BES) that identifies the leadership influences on...
Topics: Monitoring, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Early Childhood Education, Schools, Parenting, Policy
The summary may be useful for early childhood education services who wish to compare their costs to other services, or to understand how the Ministry of Education interprets the data . It is a relatively technical report for services that want more detail about the process. In June and July 2006 the Ministry...
This report presents the top-line findings from the 2006 Year 10 In-depth Survey (YIS). The YIS is part of the New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor (NZYTM), a national survey of 14 and 15 year-olds' behaviours, and risk and protective factors associated with smoking uptake. This report presents top-line...
Topics: Evaluation, Employment & Labour, Teachers, Schools, Secondary Education, Tertiary Education, Policy, Innovation
This evaluation’s main purpose is to understand how well the programme has been implemented and to what extent it has achieved its objectives. The key evaluation questions are: How well (effectively and efficiently) has the programme been implemented? To what extent has the...
Topics: Evaluation, Monitoring, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Early Childhood Education, Teachers, Schools
This report presents results from the 2013 Survey of Income, Expenditure and Fees (SIEF) at ECE Services. This survey collected information on the costs, income, assets and liabilities, fees and voluntary work and is comparable to the 2011 SIEF. The cost drivers surveys were also carried out in 2005, 2006 and 2008.
This report is the second annual evaluation report for the Teach First NZ pilot programme. The first report focused on the programme’s first year, Cohort 13. This second report focuses on Year 2 for Cohort 13 and Year 1 for Cohort 14. This 2014 evaluation confirms that, in general, the Teach First NZ programme...
The Youth Insights Survey (YIS) collects data on smoking-related knowledge, attitudes and behaviour, as well as students’ interests, lifestyles, activities and media use, and responses to tobacco control initiatives. It monitors the broad spectrum of risk and protective factors that relate to smoking uptake among young people....
This is the third annual evaluation report of the Teach First NZ programme pilot, delivered in partnership with the University of Auckland. It confirms that the Teach First NZ programme continues to be effectively and efficiently implemented. Teach First NZ and the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education continue to find...
This paper summarises data on engagement and achievement in science across primary and secondary schools. This information has been collated across national and international studies undertaken over the last 15 years. This information raises key issues for policy and practice and these are discussed briefly.
Topics: Research, Poverty & Child Poverty, Schools, Policy, Child Development, Diet & Nutrition, Children
This paper discusses the evidence for a Government-supported framework and how Government might partner with others. It includes a possible framework for strengthening food in school provision.
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