Surveys and Research

Research Participants Requests

Korean Parents invited to take part in a Survey & Free Positive Parenting Programme

The Parenting Research Group at the University of Auckland is looking for Korean parents who have a child between 2-10 years with a developmental disability to participate in a parenting survey and/or positive parenting seminars as part of a research project. The anonymous survey is your chance to tell us about your child’s experiences and your own, and to let us know what parenting support you have. If you would like a paper copy of the survey or further information, please contact Youngzie Leemore information 

The parenting seminars consist of three 2-hour seminars on positive parenting and helping your child reach their potential. If you are interested in participating, please contact Youngzie Lee on +64 9 623 8899 ext 83042, +64 22 380 5687 or email

Research into Barriers to Inclusive Education

Youthlaw is surveying young people and their supporters about their experiences of “kiwi suspensions” and hear their stories when they were denied entry and participation in school. We are wanting to hear where formal processes of formal notification to the Ministry of Education or a suspension and Board of Trustees disciplinary meeting were not followed.

We want to hear about all of your experiences which may include the following:
· Refusal of entry to school.
· Being barred participation in class.
· Being told to stay away part of school days.
· Being exempted from school or taken off the roll.
· Being informally told to stay away.
· Being told to leave school permanently to avoid a “bad record”.

Please email at or call 0800 884 529. We are hoping that with your stories we can show where there are problems in the system for young people and getting an education. We are hoping that these stories will help us to tell law makers how they can make changes to make the system better for young people.
Research Participants Request
Thilini Wijeratne,a third year PhD student at York St.John University, York UK - "My area of research is children with Down syndrome who are bilingual. I am also looking at Vocabulary learning of children with Down syndrome (DS) and compare this with typically developing bilingual children who are in the same setting; one matched on chronological age to the child with DS and the other matched on non-verbal mental age to each child with DS. Therefore, I have developed a parents questionnaire in order to identify language exposure outside the school. I am wondering whether it is possible to distribute the questionnaires and consent forms for the parents in your organisation. Your help on this project is highly appreciated." more information 
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