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RESEARCH:

Aquatic Education in New Zealand Schools

UNIVERSITY OR ORGANISATION: NZCER (New Zealand Council for Educational Research)

 

SUBJECT: Aquatic Education, Competence and Swimming
TYPE: Report
DATE: 2016


In New Zealand, schools have largely borne the responsibility for teaching children to swim and water safety in general. The New Zealand Curriculum expects students to have basic aquatic skills by the end of Year 6. However, for many schools, providing quality aquatic education can be challenging. As part of a wider strategy to support schools and improve water safety overall, WSNZ commissioned this report to provide up-to-date information about aquatic education in New Zealand schools today. The report also looks at the resourcing schools have to provide aquatic education programmes, and what resourcing they need to improve these programmes.

 

COUNTRY

New Zealand

AUTHORS

Eliza Stevens

JOURNAL / PUBLICATION

JSTOR

RESPONDENTS

1533 schools

State schools

State-integrated schools

Special schools

Kura kaupapa Maori schools

Primary and secondary sectors

Low, medium and high deciles

Tai Tokerau

Auckland

Waikato

Bay of Plenty

Hawkes Bay/Gisborne

Taranaki/Whanganui/Manawatu

Wellington

Nelson/Marlborough/West Coast

Canterbury

Otago/Southland

ACTIVITY

Swimming

Swimming Lessons

ENVIRONMENT

Ocean Beaches

Rivers

Private swimming pools

School swimming pools

Public swimming pools

AGE

5-18

School age

GENDER

N/A
Female

ETHNICITY

N/A

 

 
 

 

 

 

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