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. 

2015 Council workshops
More workshops on the Guidelines in targeted areas. Evaluation of the Guidelines produced by the New Zealand Council for Education Research.
2013 Council workshops
More workshops on the Guidelines
2012-2014 Suveys, 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 Zealan
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
2007 Literature review 
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.

Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers 2011 (English)

Ngā Aratohu Hei Whakangungu, Hei Arataki Me Ngā Kaiako Tautāwhi (te reo Māori) 

Te Hāpai Ō - Induction and Mentoring in Māori-medium Settings 2012 (English)

Te Hāpai Ō - Induction and Mentoring in Māori-medium Settings 2012 (te reo Māori)

Learning to teach research

Cameron, M. (2007). Learning to Teach: A Literature Review of Induction Theory and Practice. Wellington: New Zealand Teachers Council 

Cameron, M., Dingle, R. & Brooking, K. (2007) Learning to Teach: A Survey of Provisionally Registered Teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand. Wellington: New Zealand Teachers Council.

Helen Aitken, Pip Bruce Ferguson, Fiona McGrath, Eileen Piggot-Irvine and Jenny Ritchie (2008). Learning to Teach: Success Case Studies of Teacher Induction in Aotearoa New Zealand 

ECE pilot

New Zealand Kindergartens ran a one-year pilot across three regions in New Zealand. 

Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Early Childhood Executive Summary
Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Early Childhood Report

Primary pilot

Auckland University ran a two-tear pilot with six primary and intermediate schools.

Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Primary Executive Summary
Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Primary Report

Secondary pilot

Massey University ran a two-year pilot with six secondary schools across three regions.

Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Secondary Executive Summary
Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Secondary Report

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.

Evaluation

Martin Jenkins and Associates carried out an independent evaluation of the pilot programme.

Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Evaluation Executive Summary
Induction and Mentoring Pilot - Evaluation Report

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. 

Discussion paper - Conceptualising Leadership in Early Childhood Education.

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.

Rivers, J., (Ed) (2006). Initial Teacher Education Research Programme A Summary of Four Studies. 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. 

He Whakaaro nō ngā Tumuaki

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