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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...
2 Nov 2009
with: Ministry of Health: MoH
New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey 2008: Quitting results, focussing on the quitting behaviour of current smokers, is the second report based on the New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey 2008 (NZTUS 2008) data. The first report, Tobacco Trends 2008: A brief update of tobacco use in New Zealand was released in June 2009....
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...
7 Jul 2014
Topics: Evaluation, International Research, Methodology, Monitoring, Social Security & Welfare, Social Services, Policy, Population Shifts
This is the first internal actuarial report produced in relation to the forward liabilities of the welfare system. The purpose of the report is for the Chief Actuary to independently: Review and comment on the valuation of the forward liability and what can be learned from analysis of the change in...
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...
with: Ministry of Social Development: MSD, Social Policy Evaluation and Research Committee: SPEaR (MSD)
The purpose of 34 Voices: New Zealand Business and Worker Interviews on Sick Leave and Parental Leave is to gain insights into work-leave from those who are giving and those who are taking it. The interviews with employers and employees reveal stories about the pluses and minuses of actual ‘on the ground’ experience and...
The size of the tertiary student population is an indicator of the accessibility of tertiary education. It is also a key determinant of the levels of human capital that will be available to the New Zealand labour force. The purpose of this report is to note the influence of projected population change on the...
This report includes a series of proposals for reducing child poverty – some are broad, long-term preventative measures, while others are specific and short term.
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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