Proposed US Graduate Study Programin New ZealandIntroduction The focus of New Zealand education development is to ensure school students achieve as well as, and better than, other countries participating in OECD International collaboration and reflection on New Zealand policy, research and practice will inform and influence future education goals and directions – both in New Zealand and in the countries participating in Study Programs.
Overall Performance – New Zealand’s High Average and Large Variance 560 High quality Low equity High quality High equity Finland 540 Canada Australia New Zealand Ireland Korea Japan United Kingdom 520 Sweden Belgium Austria Iceland Norway United States 500 Denmark Switzerland Spain • CzechRep Italy Mean performance in reading literacy . 480 Poland Germany Hungary Greece Portugal 460 Luxembourg 440 Low quality Low equity Low quality High equity Mexico 420 150 125 100 75 50 • Variation expressed as percentage of average variation across the OECD
Study Program - Overview • The proposed Study Program will provide participating students with an in depth understanding of New Zealand policy, research and practice associated with school development and teacher education • Opportunities will be provided to analyze, discuss and compare the New Zealand context (mainstream, bilingual and immersion settings) with that of the United States – in collaboration with a New Zealand ‘critical friend’ • Facilitators of the Study Program will include politicians, policymakers, academics, practitioners and graduate students associated with and working in collaboration with the University of Auckland and Cognition Consulting Limited • At the conclusion of the program students will be awarded with a certificate or participation from New Zealand and student reports will be assessed by the participating student University/College.
New Zealand Vital Outcomes • Student participation and engagement • Effective Teaching • Quality Providers • Family and Community engagement in education
A Social Equity Focus Themes to be investigated: • School leadership and management • Student participation and engagement • Assessment (formative and summative) and student achievement • Effective teaching • Literacy • Numeracy
Study Program - Organization • Study Programs will be based on a maximum of 20 students • The program will be of 16 days duration • Individual student needs and expectations will be accommodated as far as possible in the program content • The Study Program will be hosted by the University of Auckland and Cognition Consulting Limited • The cost of the Study Program will be up to $3,000 – inclusive of all accommodation, meals, travel, teaching and materials in New Zealand
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