About this blog

Nau mai, haere mai ki ta tātou whārangi tukutuku – welcome to our blog!

The members of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education conduct research into a range of educational topics and contribute to a range of educational projects. This blog is a forum for us to disseminate our work and share our views about educational topics in Aotearoa New Zealand. The blog has been recognised as one of the top New Zealand education blogs in both 2019 and 2020.

All NZARE members are welcome to contribute posts to Ipu Kererū at any time. We welcome posts that summarise members’ research as well as posts that offer opinion or commentary on educational issues, topics, policies or initiatives. Members at all career stages can contribute to Ipu Kererū, including postgraduate students and school-based practitioners. To learn more about contributing to Ipu Kererū, click here. To learn more about becoming a member of NZARE, click here.

We have chosen the name Ipu Kererū for our blog. Directly translated as ‘pigeon carrier’, the term Ipu Kererū can mean both a carrier of news and a repository of treasured and preserved knowledge. We trust that this blog will both convey news and hold knowledge for the education and educational research communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

We hope that this blog will interest teachers, parents / whānau, school leaders, policy makers, and other researchers in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world. We invite you to share your feedback by responding to our posts or joining the conversation on our Facebook page.

Our blog is now being tracked by Altmetric, a service that measures online engagement with research outputs. Learn more about altmetrics here.

Please note that the views expressed in this blog are not necessarily the official views of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education or of the institutions in which our contributors work.