The full report from Colleen Gleeson's 2008 interim report of the Manaiakalani project can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.
In 2008 it was funded by the MoE through EHSAS (Extending High Standards Across Schools).
2008 Research Summary
These findings are from the research which includes classroom observations, teacher and target group interviews, teacher reflections, blogs and school websites from 7 classroom teachers; interviews, blogs and reflections from one junior school teacher, 2 teachers who are team leaders and not in a classroom and one secondary teacher working with an English department teacher. There are eleven teachers all together. Also taken into account are notes from professional development meetings and interviews with the project co-ordinator.
The comments made in this summary are only those observed by the researcher or commented on by teachers within the research scope.
The achievement data was taken from the 7 classroom teachers’ target groups. These students range from Y4 to Year 8.
The Presentation slide show of the 2008 findings can be viewed here.