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Yates, Anne; Johnston, Michael – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2018
The Teachers Conceptions of Assessment Inventory was used to investigate New Zealand teachers' beliefs about assessment. The participating sample comprised teachers who work almost exclusively at the senior level of high school and are responsible for school-based assessment programmes that contribute at least 50% of students' final grades towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Secondary School Teachers, High Schools
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Shortland, Lorrin Ruihi; Locke, Terry – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2018
This article reports on what happened when a Rumaki putaiao kaiako (Science) teacher at a New Zealand high school trialled the use of creative narratives with her Year-10 students as a way of developing their understanding of the human digestive system. These students were members of the school's Maori immersion unit, and creative narratives were…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge, Science Teachers
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Harris, Lois R.; O'Quin, Chrissie; Lane, Kenneth E. – International Journal of Research & Method in Education, 2017
Multi-group confirmatory factor analysis (MGCFA) allows researchers to determine whether a research inventory elicits similar response patterns across samples. If statistical equivalence in responding is found, then scale score comparisons become possible and samples can be said to be from the same population. This paper illustrates the use of…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
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Riley, Tracy; Webber, Melinda; Sylva, Katrina – Gifted and Talented International, 2017
The REAPS model is a teaching and learning model that places students in real-world problem solving, engaging students in active learning. The Ruamano Project was funded by the Teacher Led Innovation Fund, a New Zealand Ministry of Education initiative that supports teams of teachers to develop innovative practices for improving learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: Gifted, Teaching Methods, Active Learning, Program Descriptions
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McGlashan, Hayley; Fitzpatrick, Katie – Health Education, 2017
Purpose: Previous research examining the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) youth in schools suggests that schools are not inclusive places for non-heterosexual students. Some scholars, however, suggest that a continued focus on how these young people are marginalised is itself a problem, and that research should also…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Social Attitudes
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Buabeng, Isaac; Conner, Lindsey; Winter, David – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2016
This paper explores New Zealand (NZ) physics teachers' and physics educators' views about Initial Teacher Education (ITE). Perspectives of physics teachers nationally indicated that in general, teachers considered themselves not well-prepared in some content areas including electronics, modern physics, and atomic and nuclear physics. This may be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physics, Science Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Hogg, Linda – Teachers and Curriculum, 2016
In New Zealand teacher practice is expected to be inclusive and supportive of all learners (Ministry of Education, 2007). However, diverse evidence highlights inequitable school experiences for Maori and Pasifika students. This study explored the application of funds of knowledge (FoK) theory within a New Zealand high school, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cultural Capital, High School Students, Ethnic Groups
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Froiland, John Mark; Davison, Mark L.; Worrell, Frank C. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2016
Among 110 Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, teacher autonomy support in 9th grade significantly predicted intrinsic motivation for math in 9th grade as well as math course-taking over the next 2 years, both of which in turn significantly predicted math achievement by 11th grade. In a second model, teacher autonomy support was positively…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Student Motivation, Mathematics Achievement, Grade 9
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East, Martin – Language Testing, 2015
Implementing assessment reform can be challenging. Proposed new assessments must be seen by stakeholders to be fit for purpose, and sometimes the perceptions of key stakeholders, such as teachers and students, may differ from the assessment developers. This article considers the recent introduction of a new high-stakes assessment of spoken…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Teacher Attitudes, High School Students, Secondary School Teachers
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Owusu, Kofi Acheaw; Conner, Lindsey; Astall, Chris – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 2015
Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) is the knowledge required for effective technology integration in teaching. In this study, New Zealand high school science teachers' TPACK was assessed through an online survey. The data and its analysis revealed that New Zealand's high school science teachers in general had a high perception of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technological Literacy, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Secondary School Teachers
Jolley, Alison; Ayala, Gianna – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2015
A new, interdisciplinary high school geoarchaeology curriculum unit, titled "Living with Volcanoes," was created and tested in two pilot lessons with 30 high school students total studying geography and classical civilization in northern England. Students were highly engaged during the curriculum unit and showed positive learning gains…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, High School Students, Geology
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Plank, Christine; Dixon, Helen; Ward, Gillian – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
If feedback is to be framed as purposeful dialogue then both students and teachers have significant roles to play. Students must be willing and able to provide feedback to teachers not only about their learning needs but also about the teaching they experience. In turn, teachers must create the conditions that support active student learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups
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McPhail, Graham John – Curriculum Journal, 2014
In this paper the idea of social entitlement to conceptual knowledge is considered in relation to students' views of music at secondary school in New Zealand. The data was collected as a means of triangulating the key focus of a study concerning the beliefs and actions of teachers in relation to curriculum. In interpreting the student data I…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music, Music Education, Teacher Attitudes
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Bishop, Russell; Ladwig, James; Berryman, Mere – American Educational Research Journal, 2014
"Te Kotahitanga" is a research and professional development project that seeks to reduce educational disparities between indigenous Maori students and their non-Maori peers in New Zealand secondary schools. While evidence of the impact of the project on teachers' practice and the associated gains made by Maori students has been published…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Diversity, Indigenous Populations, Minority Group Students
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Locke, Terry – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2013
This case-study explores the effects of a school-wide writing competition and the implementation of a poetry-writing unit across all junior English classes in a rural New Zealand school. Teacher interview data were thematically analysed using a social constructionist lens. Results highlight the varied strategies adopted by teachers, while…
Descriptors: High School Students, Poetry, Case Studies, Learning Activities
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