The impact of tertiary education strategies on success for Pacific learners
This completed project examined the impact of the 3 successive tertiary education strategies (2002-2007; 2007-2012 and 2010-2015) on how tertiary education institutions have developed their support for Pacific learners.
Findings show that the Pasifika objectives within each of the 3 strategies are considered to be an important signal to Tertiary Education Institutions (TEIs) that success for Pasifika learners is a significant and continuing government priority and that the strategies are seen as an important enabler of change.
These objectives have raised the priority for action to support Pasifika learners, unlocked resources for Pasifika initiatives and promoted the inclusion of Pasifika priorities on the strategic agendas of TEIs. It was noted however, this influence is only one of a number of internal and external, and local and national influences on enhancing success for Pasifika learners.
Full details of the findings are available in the report, Success for Pacific learners: The impact of Tertiary Education Strategies.
This project was launched at the APSTE 2012 Conference.
- educators interesting in success for Pacific Peoples
- policy makers, managers and leaders
- Penny Fairbrother (Contact Project Leader), Wellington Institute of Technology
- Tim Allen, Wellington Institute of Technology
- Neil Ballantyne, Private Contractor
- Dr John Horrocks, Wellington Institute of Technology
- Kerese Manueli, Wellington Institute of Technology
- Aleki Silao, Wellington Institute of Technology
- Amanda Torr, Private Contractor
$70,000 GST exc
Project commenced: early 2011
Completion date: July 2012
Presentation given at the 2011 Ako Aotearoa Research in Progress Colloquium
- Horrocks, J., Silao, A. & Manueli, K. (2013 July) Success for Pacific Learners: The Impact of Tertiary Education Strategies. Presentation at the Higher Education and Research Development Society of Australasia (HERSDA) Conference, Auckland, New Zealand.
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