Integrating values in the New Zealand Curriculum: Caught or taught?

Funding year: 
1 year
University of Otago
Post school sector
Project start date: 
January 2011
Project end date: 
June 2012
Principal investigator(s): 
Dr. Ross Notman
Research team members: 
Dr Darrell Latham, University of Otago
Research partners: 
Kelly McGregor, Year 6 teacher, Balmacewen Intermediate; Patrice Connor, Year 7 Dean, Tahuna Normal Intermediate; Helen Angus, Assistant Principal, Queens High School; Jeremy Scott, Year 10 Teacher, Kaikorai Valley College

Project Description

Currently, there are gaps in our knowledge about values development in New Zealand schools. We do not know what teachers, curriculum leaders and principals believe and know about values implementation in the new curriculum, nor do we know about the effect on student learning of current implementation strategies for teaching values. This study aims to explore (a) the ability of schools to integrate values into their teaching and learning programmes, and (b) the effect of approaches taken to implement values throughout the school.                                               


Project Contact

Dr Ross Notman
Centre for Educational Leadership and Administration
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054