Martine Udahemuka

Former Research Fellow

Martine was a Research Fellow at The New Zealand Initiative working on education policy. Martine was a student success advisor and learning consultant at Massey University, and has published research on migrant and refugee integration in New Zealand. She was also with the New Zealand Aid Programme at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Martine holds a Masters of Arts in Industrial and Organisational Psychology with First Class Honours from Massey University.

Latest reports:
Score! Transforming NCEA Data (2018)
Amplifying Excellence: Promoting Transparency, Professionalism and Support in Schools (2017)
Fair and Frank: Global insights for managing school performance (2017)
Signal Loss: What we know about school performance (2016)

Recent Work

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Incentivising vocational training

It is not clear whether the increased visibility of vocational education and training in New Zealand is due to worsening skill shortages and/or to a change in government, but either way it is a discussion worth having. The focus has been on what’s in it for students, and fairly so, given years of praising university education while belittling vocational education. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
Interest.co.nz
26 July, 2018
Apprentice welder

Less is more

In The Paradox of Choice: Why More is Less, Psychologist Barry Schwartz argues that too much choice can hinder rather than support our decision making. That the validity of this theory has been challenged is beside the point. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
Insights Newsletter
29 June, 2018
Dual Education2

A dual education

We all want a New Zealand where citizens can enjoy a healthy and prosperous life. But, there is still a long way to go. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
Insights Newsletter
2 March, 2018
Education

A trick for principals

New Zealand school principals should add to their skills repertoire: ‘Magician’. In the week leading to the first day of school, leaders were reaching into their hats of creative tricks to fill vacancies. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
Insights Newsletter
9 February, 2018
Vote

Election tactics

New Zealanders are lazy patriots and even worse politicians. In last week’s election, a bit more than a fifth of us held onto our vote and hoped for the best. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
Insights Newsletter
29 September, 2017
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Beautiful friendships in education

On Wednesday evening, Oliver summed up our event à la Casablanca. Thanking our guest speakers, he rightly said ‘I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship’. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
Insights Newsletter
7 July, 2017
MU The Project 6 July 2017

Amplifying Excellence on The Project

Education Research Fellow at The New Zealand Initiative, Martine Udahemuka, speaks on The Project about the Initiative's latest education report on school performance, Amplifying Excellence: Promoting Transparency, Professionalism and Support in Schools. Read more

Martine Udahemuka
The Project
6 July, 2017

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