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In this section of our website you'll find our education system evaluations, effective practice reports, resources and guides. These are produced by Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre and Te Pou Mataaho | Evaluation and Research Māori.

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There are 305 research articles.
  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Shared values

    Culturally responsive relationships and practices support and promote the development of learners’ confidence in their identity, language and culture. These relationships are explicitly acknowledged and understood by teachers and learners and contribute to an inclusive learning environment in which there are equitable opportunities to learn.  This video was filmed at Invercargill Middle School.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Shared ownership

    Senior leaders at Invercargill Middle School have put processes in place to ensure that all teachers participate in and contribute to the co-construction of decisions about how best to move forward. The principal describes the approach as ‘change coming from the classroom, not the principals office’.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Partnerships between home and community

    This school seeks every opportunity to connect with the groups within its multicultural community to support those groups to connect to one another as well as engage with the school and their children’s learning.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Relationships for learning

    A learning community characterised by whanaungatanga and manaakitanga creates the challenge and support needed to develop learning to learn capabilities and achieve successful learning outcomes.

    This video was filmed at McAuley High School.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Purposeful education pathway

    The setting of academic goals that build toward purposeful educational pathways and career options begins early at McAuley High School and supports student choices throughout their schooling.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Progressions

    Students and teachers at Stonefields School describe how they use ‘learning progressions’ to build students assessment capabilities and teachers opportunities to be responsive to learner needs.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Improvement in action

    The collection of videos and publications is called Improvement in Action and illustrates what works to achieve successful outcomes for all children and young people in the education system.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Professional learning

    Professional learning reflects the approach that has been established for students. Learning is differentiated with multiple opportunities for engagement and structure in manageable steps.

    This video was filmed at McAuley High School.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Professional inquiry  

    Inquiry is at the heart of what drives improvement and innovation at McAuley High School. 

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Own it fix it learn from it

    Interruptions to learning are deliberately minimised. When the behaviour of individual students threatens to disrupt the learning of others, the individualized approach and resourcing enables engagement in learning to continue. This video was filmed at Invercargill Middle School.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Māori succeeding as Māori

    A school principal talks about how he works with his school community to develop an environment where Māori learners are supported and can succeed as Māori.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Opportunity to learn: a sense of urgency

    In responding to its unique context Invercargill Middle School adopted a range of approaches to accelerate learning. Teachers share a collective commitment to making the most of every learning opportunity.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Identity

    Māori educators and a Māori student draw from their own experiences to discuss the concept of identity and the central role schools play in the identity development of Māori students.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Stewardship: strategic resourcing

    At Manurewa Central School, careful financial management over many years has enabled the provision of high quality facilities and resources that enhance the school environment and learning opportunities available to students and their families and whanau and the community. 

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Whole school buddy system

    At Otumoetai Intermediate, all teachers are engaged in differentiated professional learning and development. Those with similar goals are ‘buddied’ with another staff member.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Opportunity to learn: a collaborative learning community

    In improving the teaching and learning of mathematics, leaders and teachers are working to develop safe, collaborative environments where every learner (teachers and students) can access the thinking of others to strengthen their knowledge and understanding.

  • Published: 04 Sep 2017

    Learning to learn

    Clarity of expectations within a supportive environment are key to scaffolding children into the behaviours of effective learners. Those expectations are realised through structures and processes that ensure everyone knows what to do to achieve success.