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Kiwi researchers enhancing ECE in Indonesia

Senior lecturers Dr Donella Cobb and Dr Sonja Arndt from the Early Years Research Centre (sited in the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at Waikato) have been working in partnership with UNICEF Indonesia...

A good first step, but more attention is needed to strengthen dual education in...

The government’s proposal to reform New Zealand’s underachieving vocational education sector is laudable, but there are still concerns that need to be addressed, says a new research note from The New Zealand Initiative.The research...

Beauty tyranny in the age of Instagram

Young women in the age of social media are under ever more intense pressure to look ‘Insta-perfect’ and it’s not making them happy.

One community’s fight against fast food

Many Kiwi kids are being bombarded by fast food marketing on their way to and from school - and it’s having an effect of their health. Here’s the story of how one community is fighting back.

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

Information lab to improve NZ society

The lab is a collaboration between the Massey Business School, the College of Health and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences with Statistics New Zealand, and will provide staff and students use for...

New research on teachers of teen parents

Teen Parent Units are holistic education units for teenage mothers that provide access to education and childcare. Dr Johanna Wood’s Doctor of Education thesis, The Professional Learning Landscape of Teen Parent Educators in New Zealand,...

Late birthday boosts high-school achievement – study

Children born in the later half of each year have a better chance of doing well at high school years later, a new study suggests. A prize-winning study by University of Canterbury economists Asaad Ali...

Young international students bypass NZ

Young foreign students looking for somewhere to study are mostly giving New Zealand a miss, a new survey has found. The global survey of 77,000 would-be international students by Melbourne-based QS Enrolment Solutions has found that the...

External research income in universities

One of the important benefits of the 2012 reforms to the Performance-Based Research Fund (PBRF) was a change to the External Research Income (ERI) component.  Most research funds make grants through highly competitive bidding...
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