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Positive Foundations for Learning: Confident and Competent Children in Early Childhood Services

Published: 30 Oct 2011

This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour.

Audience:
Early learning
Parents
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Social and emotional competence
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Regulatory frameworks
Professional capability

Preparedness to implement Te Whāriki (2017)

Published: 27 Jun 2019

ERO is undertaking a series of evaluations on the implementation of Te Whāriki: He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa. This report examines how prepared services are to implement Te Whāriki, including their engagement with professional learning and development, and determining 'what matters here' and next steps.

Audience:
Early learning
Parents
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Te Whāriki
Professional capability
Teachers | Kaiako

COVID-19 (novel coronavirus)

Published: 09 Mar 2020

ERO is now resuming longitudinal (1 to 2 year) reviews but will not be restarting other individual school education reviews and reporting until later in the year. However, we do want to capture the learning and innovation that is happening in the sector at this time.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Māori-medium
Parents
Schools
Content type:
News article

Ethnic diversity in New Zealand state schools

Published: 01 Jan 2018

This article originally appeared in ERO Insights - Term 1, 2018 and explores how the ethnic diversity of the primary and secondary school roll has changed in New Zealand since 2009, and whether these changes are leading to more diverse or more segregated schools.

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Parents
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Ethnic diversity
Diversity
Cultural diversity
State schools

Collaboration in Action: Lessons from a Community of Practice

Published: 11 May 2021

There is a growing body of research which shows that schools who work together are more effective in improving the quality of teaching and student learning, and in supporting school development.  This is a short report that looks at lessons on collaboration from a Community of Practice. 

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre
Collaboration
Decision making
English-medium
Evaluation
Guidance
Improvement
Intermediate
Internal evaluation
Knowledge building
Primary
Relationships
School leaders
Schools
Secondary
Students
Teachers | Kaiako
Teaching

Early mathematics: a guide for improving teaching and learning 

Published: 22 Mar 2016

This guide describes how children can be supported to become confident and capable mathematical learners in the early years.

Audience:
Early learning
Parents
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Early childhood curriculum
Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Mathematics
Early mathematics
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre

Exploring Collaboration in Action: Kahukura Community of Practice

Published: 10 May 2021

ERO was approached by principals from Kahukura to document and evaluate their community of practice (CoP), with a view to identifying areas where they might consider further enhancements and to document and capture lessons and insights into practices, which could be

Audience:
Academics
Early learning
Education
Schools
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Collaboration
Decision making
English-medium
Evaluation
Guidance
Improvement
Intermediate
Internal evaluation
Knowledge building
Primary
Relationships
School leaders
Schools
Secondary
Students
Teachers | Kaiako
Teaching
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre

Science in the Early Years: Early Childhood and Years 1-4

Published: 12 Apr 2021

We wanted to understand more about what was happening for children’s learning in science from early childhood up to Year 4. From the literature, and ERO’s previous reviews, we identified three key components to focus on in this evaluation: leadership, intentional teaching and responsive curriculum.

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Science
Early learning
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre

He Pou Tātaki – How ERO reviews home-based education and care services

Published: 31 Mar 2021

He Pou Tataki: How ERO reviews home-based education and care services provides resources for ERO and home-based services to use during reviews. The resources reflect ERO’s commitment to the provision of high quality early childhood education for all children in Aotearoa New Zealand

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Parents
Content type:
Basic page
Topics:
Home-based education
Evaluation
Ngā Pou Here

Shining a Light on Science: Good Practice in Early Childhood Services

Published: 14 Apr 2021

Children are curious by nature and demonstrate this through how they engage with the world. They are eager to explore, question, experiment, and learn about science through the play-based curriculum provided in early childhood contexts. A play-based approach builds on children’s motivation to learn and provides opportunities for them to explore ideas, experiment, and express new ideas. When this occurs, benefits include children becoming better problem solvers and critical thinkers. 

Audience:
Early learning
Education
Parents
Content type:
Research
Topics:
Te Ihuwaka | Education Evaluation Centre