In this newsletter we cover the release of international education indicators, new data on employment outcomes of education, reports on Maori and Pasifika literacy and numeracy and note upcoming reports from the Ministry
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This is the first of the bi-monthly newsletters on tertiary education analysis. These newsletters will provide an overview of work going on in the Ministry, as well as highlighting information from other organisations. We have shifted to bi-monthly issues of this newsletter - complemented by email notification of our releases - in response to the feedback from our readership survey in July.
Every year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) publishes a comprehensive report comparing education across its member countries.
This year’s Education at a Glance is published against a backdrop of a worldwide global recession. This gives added prominence to the recurring themes of the growing demand for education and the expected strains on public funding.
The OECD continues to emphasise the returns to education, both public and private. This year it explores, as it has done in earlier years, new measures of public and private returns to education. As in previous years, it plots the steady growth in international education, noting that this growth has been accompanied by increased interest in comparisons between education systems.
Education at a Glance 2009 is available from the OECD website.
A report on the results for New Zealand is available on Education Counts.
The Ministry of Education, Department of Labour and Statistics New Zealand have been working together over the last two years to assess the feasibility of combining education and tax data to look at the employment outcomes of people who participate in tertiary education. This project has taken data from tertiary education enrolments and completions, including industry training, and linked it with tax information in the Linked Employer-Employee Dataset.
The data set is being carefully managed by Statistics New Zealand to ensure privacy and integrity in its use and will only be used for statistical reporting.
This new data set will provide detailed information on the income and employment outcomes from different types of study. The first results from the dataset will be released on 30 September. These will include detailed statistical tables and reports on income post study for students studying at tertiary education providers and for students in industry training.
Four new reports have been released from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills survey looking at literacy and numeracy for Māori and Pasifika. These reports, along with other publications from the survey, are available on the ALL page of Education Counts.
A new analysis of the training opportunities programme will be released within the next week. This report uses unit-record data to look at participation and outcomes across the different eligibility categories for the programmes. This report will be followed next month by a similar analysis of the Youth Training scheme.
This year’s Profile and Trends report is expected to be available by early/mid November. This year’s report will contain highlights of trends across the tertiary education sector and articles summarising areas such as industry training, participation by field of study and future demand for tertiary education. It will also feature a comparative review of tertiary education reforms in Australia and Scotland.
The annual student loans scheme report is expected to be available in early November, following tabling in Parliament.
Providing updates on recent tertiary education analysis, research and statistics from the Ministry of Education.
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