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Literacy, Language and Numeracy for Māori adults and their whānau for Literacy Aotearoa & Te Puni Kōkiri

Literacy Aotearoa, Whiringa ā nuku (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


Hon. Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment has released the DRAFT Tertiary Education Strategy 2014-2019 for consultation.  It can be found at the following link:

Consultation closes on 15 November 2013.
The new draft TES has six priority areas as follows:
  •     Delivering Skills for Industry
  •     Getting at-risk young people into a career
  •     Boosting achievement of Māori and Pasifika
  •     Improving adult literacy and numeracy
  •     Strengthening research-based institutions
  •     Growing International Linkages. 


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.


Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy

The TEC Adult Literacy and Numeracy Implementation Strategy sets out how the TEC will work with and across the tertiary sector, industry, government, iwi and the community to help strengthen and raise the literacy and numeracy skills of adults who are currently in or near to work. This strategy has been developed in consultation with sector stakeholders and other government agencies.

TEC, 28 (Mahuru) September 2012



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



Tātou Tātou – Success for all: Improving Māori student success

Led by Dr Elana Curtis at the University of Auckland. This work was supported by Ako Aotearoa through our National Project Fund. Haratua (May) 2012


Indicators for Literacy and Numeracy Provision and Gain.
Response to TEC discussion document:

Literacy Aotearoa, 22 Pipiri (June) 2012


Literacy and Numeracy Draft Rules and Definitions Released - TEC

The TEC invites sector feedback on the draft rules and definitions for calculating Literacy and Numeracy (LN) performance indicators.

(Deadline for feedback 22 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
Education Counts - ALLS publications (Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey)  

Literacy skills of young adult New Zealanders
by Chris Lane for the Ministry of Education, June 2011

Factors linked to young adult literacy
by Chris Lane for the Ministry of Education, June 2011

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, Language and Numeracy. Connecting research to practice in the Tertiary Sector.

Authors: Jenny Whatman, Helen Potter and Sarah Boyd, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, February 2011.


Literacy Aotearoa - Public Statement regarding national standards.  25 January 2011

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