Faculty of Education and Social Work


Woolf Fisher Research Centre

E nga iwi, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga maha o nga hau e wha, tenei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mai i Te Rerenga Wairua, tae atu ra ki te Rakiura ki te Waipounamu … Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa!

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All the people, all voices, all of those from the four winds. From Te Rerenga Wairua to Stewart Island in the South… greetings, greetings, greetings to you all!

Established in 1998 with funds from the Woolf Fisher Trust, the Woolf Fisher Research Centre is an internationally recognised research centre for the development of education and schooling success for diverse communities within New Zealand, with a particular focus on Māori and Pasifika communities.

The Centre has spent 12 years developing a model to raise and extend student achievement, working in more than 50 schools and with more than 10,000 children.

It has successfully raised literacy levels in urban decile 1 schools to within the national average, and has improved results in a range of other schools including rural and small town schools. It is recognised as one of New Zealand’s most successful projects to improve educational results for Māori, Pacific and children from low socioeconomic communities.

In addition to promoting research-based educational interventions, the centre provides a vehicle for research expertise for local communities, contributes to developing teacher education programmes which are responsive to local needs and goals, promotes tertiary education pathways and contributes to research at the The University of Auckland.

 

Vision

An internationally recognised research centre for the development of education and schooling success for diverse communities, within New Zealand including a particular focus on Māori and Pasifika communities.

 

Mission

We aim to continue building a world class research facility at the University of Auckland with recognized capability and achievements in research to positively affect schooling success for diverse communities.

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Woolf Fisher Trust Honours Scholarships


The main purpose of the Scholarships is to recognise and support outstanding graduates of the Bachelor of Education (Teaching) or an equivalent programme who have demonstrated interest in expertise in science and mathematics teaching at primary school level, and to encourage them to continue on and complete an Honours year specialising in primary school science and mathematics teaching in the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

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Location


Faculty of Education and Social Work
The University of Auckland
W Block, Gate 5, 52 Epsom Avenue, Epsom (View map)

Postal address

Woolf Fisher Research Centre
Faculty of Education and Social Work
The University of Auckland
Private Bag 92601
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150
New Zealand

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