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Key Ministry of Education resources
Better Relationships for Better Learning, a guide for schools engaging with Māori parents, whānau, and communities.
Community engagement: The New Zealand Curriculum Online includes digital stories about community engagement.
Home-School Partnership: Numeracy; this handbook to support the Home-School Partnership: Numeracy has been designed as a guide for schools and communities to plan ways to work together to support children’s numeracy achievement.
PSCPL: The Pasifika School Community Parent Liaison Project (PSCPL) is an initiative designed to improve learning outcomes for Pasifika students.
Relevant Ministry of Education research
Biddulph, F., Biddulph, J., and Biddulph, C. (2003). The Complexity of Community and Family Influences on Children's Achievement in New Zealand: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration (BES).
Brooking, K., and Roberts, J. (2007). Evaluation of the Home-School Partnership: Literacy programme.
Fisher, J., and Neill, A. (2007). Evaluation of Home-School Partnership: Numeracy.
Education Review Office (2008). Partners In Learning: Schools’ Engagement with Parents, Whānau and Communities.
Gorinski, R., and Fraser, C. (2006). Literature Review on the Effective Engagement of Pasifika Parents & Communities in Education (PISCPL).
Relevant NZ websites
Kiwi Leadership for Principals (on Educational Leaders site)
Ministry of Health education information
Other relevant websites
Reading Connects: Building whole-school reading communities.
Doig, Cheryl. Levels of Engagement: Involving the community in schooling.