The Statistics Digest is an annual publication from the Ministry of Education containing data about the state of primary and secondary schools in the Cook Islands. Note: Statistics Report 2008.pdf - The Ministry of Education underwent a review of its EMIS (Education Management Information System) which affected the publication of the 2008 Statistics Digest.
The Ministry of Education values the role research plays in achieving the goals of the Education Master Plan, for it is greatly needed in the areas of policy analysis, stakeholder consultations, baseline statistical data collection and pilot studies to name but a few.
Current ongoing Research
- Dual Pathway Evaluation
- Research Compilation: A general overview
- Action Research in Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Teacher Aide Programme Evaluations
All current and future research reports and publications will be uploaded to the link below upon completion.
The Education Master Plan (2008-2023) has the goal of the education sector developing as a centre of excellence for all things Cook Islands. This sits within the focus area Taku Ipukarea Kia Rangatira which requires the Ministry to ensure the people of the Cook Islands develop a strength in Maori language, culture, perspectives and aspirations. The purpose of this is to provide a firm foundation of identity for engagement with the wider world.
Part of the Ministry’s response to this is seen in its vision where is aims to be recognized as a leader in education in the region. In reaching this goal, staff are often requested to present papers at a range of regional and international workshops and conferences.
You will find the presentations attached. For further information on any of these, please do not hesitate to contact the Ministry through this website and the relevant person will receive your query.