Ngāue Fakataha ki he ako 'a e Fānau: Report on the Development Phase (Phase One) of a Research and Development Project
This 2016 research and development project examined Pasifika parents' relationships with schools and teachers, regarding their children's learning. The project team developed a Talanoa Ako Cycle – 'Talanoa ako' is 'talking together about education' – to support the process of working together.
Educationally powerful connections with parents and whānau
This 2015 report from the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluates how well 256 schools worked with parents and whānau to respond to students at risk of underachievement. A 2-page PDF summary of this report is also available.
Critical issues for whānau in English-medium schools
This 2012 SET article presents whānau aspirations in English-medium education and identifies elements that advance whānau educational aspirations. The article includes reflective questions to help teachers keep whānau involved in their teaching work.
National Standards - Survey of parents and whānau 2011
This 2012 report focuses on how schools use information from National Standards to communicate with parents, families, and whānau.
Research report - Parents, families and whānau and their information needs
This 2012 report provides in-depth insights about the information and communication needs of parents, families, and whānau.
From community engagement in education to public engagement with education
This 2011 working paper by senior researcher Ally Bull explores the purpose of different school-community initiatives and discusses the case for a wider public engagement in education for the purpose of rethinking how schools meet the needs of all learners in the 21st century.
PISA in focus: What can parents do to help their children succeed at school?
This short research report developed by the OECD in 2011 confirms a number of major findings about effective parent involvement.
Successful Home-School Partnerships
This 2008 report explores the key elements of successful home–school partnerships, and how these partnerships operate in different school settings.
Literature Review on the Effective Engagement of Pasifika Parents & Communities in Education
This 2006 literature review was designed to complement and inform an evaluation of the Ministry's PISCPL project. The review explores barriers to Pacific Island parent/community engagement and strategies that can support home-school engagement.
Selling, telling, compelling: Developing community engagement in curriculum
Cheryl Doig discusses the five levels of community engagement and challenges schools to think about their school environment.