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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann – Teacher Development, 2011
The Laptops for Teachers scheme in New Zealand provides teachers whose schools opt into the scheme access to a laptop for their exclusive use. This paper reports on the findings of the three-year evaluation of the impact of the laptops on secondary teachers' work. The findings indicate that school leadership has been pivotal to the provision of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann – School Leadership & Management, 2011
Research on the nature of and support for systemic sustainable innovation with ICT is converging with research on policy implementation and studies of school change and improvement to highlight the complex interplay of personal and contextual factors that enable and constrain innovation. In each of these fields, leadership has been found to play a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Power Structure, Participative Decision Making, Educational Change
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Cooper, Beverley; Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister – Science Education International, 2010
National and international data is raising concerns about levels of student interest and engagement in science in school and student retention into tertiary study. For today's students the Internet plays an important role as a source of information and means for communication with peers. This paper reports on a Ministry of Research Technology and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Education, School Holding Power, Postsecondary Education
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Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2004
This paper describes the results of a national study to investigate teachers' experiences in the implementation of the technology curriculum in New Zealand schools from years 1-13. This investigation of the implementation of the technology curriculum is part of a larger study being undertaken nationally in all curriculum areas (National Schools…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Technology Education