This tool has been designed to help improve the way teachers and leaders engage with Pacific learners to make a major difference to their educational success.
Creative New Zealand is developing a new Pacific Arts Strategy to guide the way we encourage, promote and support Pacific arts over the next five years. The strategy will help direct and prioritise Creative New Zealand’s Pacific arts investment between 2018 and 2023.
The NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools 2016 included a number of questions that asked specifically about matters related to Pasifika students, Pasifika families, or Pasifika cultural activities at school. We have brought the responses to these questions together for researchers working in...
The focus of this research was the lived experience of self-identified Pasifika students; exploring their ethnic identity and experience of psychotherapy training. Interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) was used to analyse data derived from semi-structured in- depth interviews with three participants; each engaged in psychotherapy training...
The Kapasa is a tool for policy managers, advisors and analysts within government agencies to incorporate the needs, values, aspirations and experiences of Pacific peoples in the generic policy development process.
Provides information on the relationship between poverty during childhood in New Zealand and later mental health.
Approximately 6 percent of people who were allocated Ministry-funded disability support and services in 2016 identified as Pacific peoples. Yet, overall, Pacific disabled people remain under-represented in disability support services. Factors that contribute to this under-representation include: a limited choice of culturally...
Active scholarly citizens bring intellectual agility that allows for creative, imaginative, and just development thinking and practice.
Reports on a range of economic and social indicators for Pacific people in New Zealand. This report updates the 2013 Snapshot and provides new insights that can be used to inform policies, programmes and further research. This 2016 update includes new statistics on housing and...
Our analysis shows that:in Level 1 and 2 certificates, there was an increase in the proportion of graduates in the Mixed field programme field. Both the introduction of increased literacy and numeracy requirements and the changes in provision via the...
This report explores education outcomes for Māori and African American children, especially in regard to underachievement by these groups. While the histories and cultures of the two groups are very different, almost every economic and social statistic indicates that they occupy similar social spaces in...
This report looks at how the skills of New Zealand adults compare to other countries and how they have changed over time. Also explored is how skills in New Zealand vary by age, ethnicity, gender and migration status.
The Survey of Adult Skills measures...
This is one of three summary reports from the Survey of Adult Skills. This report covers key findings on how New Zealand adults’ skills compare internationally and on the skill levels of different groups of New Zealanders.
Key findings» New Zealand adults’...
Despite families being much smaller, parents being older, mothers being better educated and having much higher employment rates, child poverty has risen significantly since the 1960s. In 1961, 95 percent of children were born to married couples; by 2015 the proportion had fallen to 53...
This report analyses the New Zealand Standard Classification of Education field of study of domestic graduates from the New Zealand tertiary education system between 2011 and 2014.
Our analysis shows that:the distribution of graduates at Level 1 and 2...
This is edition 17 in an annual series on the tertiary education sector. Profile & Trends 2014: Tertiary Education Outcomes and Qualification Completions is the fourth of five new annual reports that, together, constitute the Ministry of Education's annual publication Profile & Trends: New Zealand's...
Student achievement in mathematics is related to many factors. This report looks at a range of student attributes, measured in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012, that focus on students' confidence (self-efficacy), self-beliefs (self-concept), learning approaches and motivation as well as examining how...
This report summarises the findings from case studies of seven schools that are part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning School-Wide (PB4L-SW) initiative. Schools were selected for their effective practice. In this report, commonalities and differences in practice are summarised, and key themes are illustrated...
Is New Zealand’s Partnership School Kura Hourua scheme really a policy ‘shambles’?
The great risk in trying something new is that you will fail.
That’s a risk that affects policy programs too, where even a perception of failure can start to ring...
Background: Following the mass migration in the 1970’s a young urbanised Pacific population has emerged in New Zealand (NZ), with Pacific people now an integral part of the cultural fabric. Teenage pregnancy (births, terminations and miscarriages of women <20 years) is a topic widely publicised...