New Zealand Curriculum Exploratory Studies 2009 to 2010
Co-directors: Bronwen Cowie (WMIER) and Rose Hipkins (NZCER)
NZCER research team: Sally Boyd, Ally Bull
The Curriculum Exploratory Studies 2009 project is being carried out in collaboration with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). Funded by the Ministry of Education, the purpose of this project is to deepen knowledge of the process of curriculum implementation across a range of areas including, for example, how schools are collaborating with their communities, using the principles and enacting the key competencies and the impact of these processes on student achievement. Data is being generated through focus group workshops focusing on the curriculum-in-action and leadership-for-learning in combination with individual school case study work. The findings are intended to guide and inform individual schools as they develop school curriculum using the NZC, as well as the Ministry of Education as it refines further curriculum implementation and support.
The project will extend and add value to the existing body of research about the implementation of the New Zealand Curriculum (Ministry of Education) including the findings from the recently completed New Zealand Curriculum Exploratory Studies (CIES) 2008 to 2009 project which was also a University of Waikato/NZCER collaboration.
Hipkins, R., Cowie, B., Boyd, S., Keown, P., & McGee, C. (2011). Curriculum Implementation Exploratory Studies 2: Final Report. New Zealand: Ministry of Education.
Findings from CIES have informed the development of the following Curriculum Updates writted by the project co-leaders and published by Learning Media for Tukutuku Kōrero: The New Zealand Education Gazette:
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