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Evidence Centre Seminar: February 2019

The results from the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) in the Health Survey provide nationally representative estimates of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties for children aged 3-14 years, and data from the ERO reports is used to measure the performance of the education sector, school and early learning services.

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20 Feb 2019
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Our February seminar featured two presentations; one exploring results from a Health survey that estimates social, emotional and behavioural difficulties for children aged 3-14 years, the other discussing recent work undertaken by the Education Review Office (ERO) on the Contribution of Resilience in Children’s Learning.

Social and Emotional Wellbeing of the New Zealand Child Population

Linda Pannekoek is a Senior Advisor and researcher at the Ministry of Health. Her work largely focusses on child health, development and wellbeing. In this presentation, Linda gave a short background on her work using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) based on data from the New Zealand Health Survey.

The results from the SDQ in the Health Survey provide nationally representative estimates of social, emotional and behavioural difficulties for children aged 3-14 years.

Contribution of Resilience in Children’s Learning

Jason Timmins is Manager of Insights at the Education Review Office (ERO) and uses data to measure the performance of the education sector, school and early learning services.

Jason has researched a wide range of social and economic policy topics, including child poverty, minimum wage, skill shortages, transitions off a benefit and transience.

His presentation involved sharing the findings of recent research undertaken by ERO, Contribution of Resilience in Children’s Learning.

Our next seminar

Our next seminar is Friday April 5. To find out more, or if you would like to be included on our mailing list,  please email research@ot.govt.nz.

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