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Research & Submissions from Literacy Aotearoa


Literacy, Language and Numeracy for Māori adults and their whānau - for Literacy Aotearoa & Te Puni Kōkiri
Literacy Aotearoa, Whiringa ā rangi (November) 2013   
Adult Literacy Provision and Early Childhood Achievement
Report for the Ministry of Education. Literacy Aotearoa, Whiringa ā nuku (October) 2013
Response to the Draft Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019
Literacy Aotearoa, 2013
Hei Ara Ako ki te Oranga: A model for measuring wellbeing outcomes from literacy programmes.

Research Report. Authors: Jessica Hutchings, Bronwyn Yates, Peter Isaacs, Jenny Whatman, and Nicola Bright. Ako Aotearoa, Te Wahanga NZCER, Literacy Aotearoa
Published April 2013.  ISBN: 978-1-927202-44-9

A kaupapa Māori assessment model has been developed that demonstrates the link between literacy learning and wellbeing for Māori learners. It addresses the need of Māori literacy providers for relevant and appropriate assessment models of wellbeing for Māori, and it complements the Literacy and Numeracy Assessment Tool for Adults.


Submission concerning the Gambling (Gambling Harm Reduction) Bill 2010
Literacy Aotearoa, Pipiri (June) 2012
Submission concerning the Moneylenders (Licensing and Regulation) Bill 2011
Literacy Aotearoa, Haratua (May) 2012
Submission on 2012 Review of the MMP Voting System.
Literacy Aotearoa, Haratua (May) 2012

Indicators for Literacy and Numeracy Provision and Gain.
Response to TEC discussion document:
Literacy Aotearoa, 22 Pipiri (June) 2012

Submission concerning the Government Green Paper.
Every child thrives, belongs, achieves.
Te whai oranga, ka whai wāhi, ka whai taumata ia Tamaiti.
Literacy Aotearoa, 28 February 2012
A call to introduce Legislation to permanently protect Free Public Libraries
(Local Government Act 2002). A Letter to all Members of Parliament.
Literacy Aotearoa, 07 February 2012

He Whānau Mātau, He Whānau Ora.  Māori adult literacy and whānau transformation.
Helen Potter, Katrina Taupo, Jessica Hutchings, Sue McDowall, and Peter Isaacs for New Zealand Council for Educational Research 2011
Literacy Aotearoa - Public Statement regarding national standards. 
25 January 2011
Related documents:  
Horizons and whirlpools: The well travelled pathway of national standards John Hattie, Visible Learning Lab.  School of Teaching, Learning and Development, University of Auckland 2009  
Open Letter to the Minister of Education, Hon Anne Tolley Warning about the new National Standards system signed by Prof. Martin Thrupp, University of Waikato, Prof. John Hattie, University of Auckland, Prof. Terry Crooks, University of Otago, Lester Flockton, University of Otago. 23 November 2009  
NZCER background paper on national standards for literacy and numeracy.  NZCER Paper 18 November 2008  
National Standards Commentary - Pros and Cons.  Articles and blogs



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