Welcome to Education Library

Connecting you with evidence and knowledge


By Sally Blundell
Listener, 20 August 2016, p. 23-29.

Considers the educational, cognitive, and career benefits of learning another language. Covers second language learning at primary and secondary school levels, immersion programmes, and Māori language development. Includes comments from the Ministry of Education's Lisa Rodgers about language learning, and te reo Māori in particular, in the national curriculum. Discusses calls for a national language policy.

For a copy of this article email Education Library

By Jude Barback
Postgrad education (New Zealand education review series) 7 (3), 2016, p. 2-4 (article).

Looks at two established Communities of Learning (CoLs). Talks about how they build leadership capacity, the formation of CoLs, how they aim to help raise student achievement, and how the Ministry of Education supports CoLs.

For a copy of this article email Education Library

By Mike Parkinson
TD: talent development 70 (5), 2016, p. 26-28 (article).

Provides advice on how to turn words, data, and ideas into useful and easily understood infographics.

For a copy of this article email Education Library


Use the Ministry of Education Library website to:

  • Discover our new resources.
  • Download online articles.
  • Find and request books using our catalogue.
  • Find research using OneSearch and our databases.
  • Renew books you have borrowed and update your postal details.

We provide a service to the New Zealand Ministry of Education, central government education agency staff, resource teachers, therapists and other specialist providers working in schools. Principals and registered teachers can join our pilot service.

New resources

Follow the links on the New resources page to discover lists of our most recent books, selected articles, and tables of contents from the latest key journals.

Sign up to email alerts to find out about new items as they are added.

Go to the New resources page

Sign up to new resource email alerts

Find out more about new resource alerts

Contact Info

  • education.library@education.govt.nz
  • 04 463 8926 or 04 463 8913
  • Ministry of Education Library, Mātauranga House, 33 Bowen Street, Wellington
  • Postal address
    PO Box 1666, Wellington 6140, New Zealand
    DX number