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2 Sep 2014
The Donald Beasley Institute report examines the impact of the closure on residents, families and staff three years ago of the Kimberley Centre. The institution began life in 1945 as the Levin Farm Mental Deficiency Colony at one point held 750 residents and operated its own school.
2 Feb 2008
Topics: Evaluation, Research, Housing & Homelessness, Inequality, Poverty & Child Poverty, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Child Development, Child Mortality, Diet & Nutrition, Disease, Hazards, Healthcare, Children, Disability, Pacific People, Race & Ethnicity
This paper, part of the Pacific Health and Disability Plan Review series, brings together available information and evidence about Pacific child health in New Zealand. It: describes the determinants of child health: families, housing, education, deprivation ...
Topics: Research, Advocacy, Teachers, Literacy & Numeracy, Schools, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Whānau, Children
This report describes the main findings from research that provides valuable, in-depth insights about the information and communication needs of parents, families and whānau when they are: choosing a school for their child seeking information about their child’s school so that...
Topics: Research, Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy, Special Character Schools, Teachers, Schools, Caregivers, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Whānau, Quality of Life
This report describes the Centre of Innovation (COI) action research project carried out by Hutt Family Day Care (HFDC) in Lower Hutt, Wellington from January 2006 to end of 2007. Hutt Family Day Care is a privately owned home-based network established in 1999. It comprises eighteen educators working from their homes which are...
26 Oct 2012
The New Zealand Maternity Clinical Indicators are the result of a collaborative process involving the Ministry of Health and maternity stakeholders, representing consumer, midwifery, obstetric, general practice, paediatric and anaesthetic perspectives. Building on previous work undertaken across Australasia, an expert working...
This report presents the findings from an evaluation carried out in 2006–7 on the Home-school Partnerships: Literacy programme (HSP:L). This programme was designed to meet one of the Ministry of Education’s priorities to strengthen children’s learning and achievement by involving parents in their learning. It began as a Pasifika...
Topics: Evaluation, Community Development, Community Education, Pedagogy, Teachers, Schools, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Whānau, Information & Communications Technology
The Flaxmere Project is about establishing and implementing processes through which the Flaxmere schools collectively engage with the community and caregivers of childre in order to improve the current and long term education outcomes for children. (MOE, 2001)
1 Dec 2010
Topics: Evaluation, Social Services, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Child Development, Child Mortality, Healthcare, Pregnancy, Children, Women
This report is the third in a series of on-line publications reporting on hospital maternity data as recorded in the National Minimum Dataset. The publication includes maternal and newborn demographic information as well as some clinical and procedural data associated with the birth event.
Topics: International Research, Literature review, Research, Peer Support, Community Development, Pedagogy, Schools, Families & Whānau
This review, which is one of the literature reviews commissioned as part of the Strategic Research Initiative, examines the impact of family and community resources on student outcomes. It includes international and New Zealand research. In terms of family environment, the review examined various factors which are thought to...
Topics: Evaluation, Community Development, Grants, Funding, Contracts & Fundraising, Inequality, Early Childhood Education, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Whānau, Children
This report is from the second stage of an evaluation of the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) ECE Participation Programme. The overall evaluation explores how the Participation Programme and individual initiatives addressed barriers to participation in early childhood education (ECE) for target groups and communities. The focus of...
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