Access past research projects conducted or commissioned by the Council.
Induction and mentoring (2005-2015)
In 2005 the (then) Teachers Council identified that many provisionally registered teachers were not getting quality support and information about how to gain full registration. The Council invested in programmes of research, evaluation and professional learning to strengthen induction and mentoring practices.
More workshops on the Guidelines in targeted areas. Evaluation of the Guidelines produced by the New Zealand Council for Education Research.
More workshops on the Guidelines
|2012-2014||Surveys, wānanga and case studies
Surveys of PRTs and Mentors (August 2012 and March 2013)
Fifteen Te Hāpai Ō wānanga delivered (2012-2013)
More surveys of PRTs and Mentors (August 2013 and March 2014)
Case studies in ECE and school settings throughout New Zealand
|2012||Council commissions evaluation of Guidelines|
|2011||Te Hāpai Ō document launched at te whare wānanga o awanuiārangi
15 wānanga held throughout New Zealand for mentors in Māori medium settings (2012-2013)
|2011-2012||National workshop programme on Guidelines
48 workshops held all over New Zealand with professional leaders and mentors
|2011||Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers launched at Parliament
Guidelines distributed to all ECE centres and schools in New Zealand
|2010||Council holds World Teachers’ Day conference on mentoring|
|2009-2010||Council develops draft guidelines and runs pilot programme
4 pilots run (ECE, Primary, Secondary and Māori medium) trialling the draft guidelines and models of training and support for mentor teachers.
Independent evaluation conducted assessing the value of the draft guidelines
|2008||Guidelines for induction and mentoring drafted
RFP for pilot programme goes out to sector
|2008||Success case studies
Showcases exemplary induction and mentoring programmes
|2007||Survey of PRTs
National survey of provisionally registered teachers
Describes New Zealand and international approaches to supporting beginning teachers
|2006-2008||Council commissions learning to teach research programme|
|2005||Council identifies a need for research on induction
Planning for project begins
Learning to teach research
New Zealand Kindergartens ran a one-year pilot across three regions in New Zealand.
Auckland University ran a two-tear pilot with six primary and intermediate schools.
Massey University ran a two-year pilot with six secondary schools across three regions.
Māori Medium pilot
Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi worked with teachers in the Māori medium sector to develop a unique model of induction and mentoring. The pilot created the resource Te Hāpai Ō.
Martin Jenkins and Associates carried out an independent evaluation of the pilot programme.
Early Childhood Education Leadership (2009)
This project investigated and promoted leadership in early childhood education settings. This discussion paper investigated how leadership is conceptualised in the early childhood education sector in New Zealand.
Initial Teacher Education (2004-2006)
The (then) Teachers Council completed a review of its processes for the approval, review, monitoring of initial teacher education programmes. A joint research project was launched by the Council and the Ministry of Education to provide an evidence base for policy development in ITE.
Cameron, M. & Baker, R., (2004). Research on Initial Teacher Education in New Zealand: 1993 - 2004. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand Teachers Council.
Kane, R., (2005). Initial Teacher Education, Policy and Practice. Final Report. Wellington: Ministry of Education, New Zealand Teachers Council.
Māori Medium (2006)
The (then) Teachers Council conducted a phone survey of tumuaki from a sample of kura kaupapa Māori to investigate issues relating to pouako registration.
Status of teachers and teaching (2006)
The (then) Teachers Council worked with the Ministry of Education on a research project that investigated the status of teachers and implications for recruitment, retention and professionalisation of teachers. Research was commissioned to provide an evidence-base for policy development and benchmarks for ongoing monitoring.
Report: perceptions of teachers and teaching
Report: perfections of the status of teachers