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Miller, Paul – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2019
The recruitment of overseas trained teachers (OTTs) in England is a matter that has received as much attention inside the United Kingdom as outside. Education systems in small island and developing states, especially, were believed to have been placed 'at risk' following the departure of experienced and qualified teachers. Correspondingly, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Workers, Teacher Recruitment, Foreign Countries, Overseas Employment
Bolstad, Rachel; McDowall, Sue – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
This report discusses the potential of games to support learning, and what innovative game-based (or "gameful") learning and teaching practices can look like in a range of New Zealand school settings. Over 2 years, we undertook fieldwork in 14 schools, interviewed 21 teachers and more than 100 students ranging from Year 3 to Year 13. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Game Based Learning, Educational Innovation, Educational Practices
Bonne, Linda; MacDonald, Jo – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2019
These are the key findings from New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) latest survey of secondary schools, conducted in August and September 2018. In the 2018 survey responses, there was a general theme of growing demands being made on schools to respond to increasingly complex needs of students. Teachers were feeling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Student Needs, Stress Variables
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Adhikari, Janak; Scogings, Chris; Mathrani, Anuradha; Sofat, Indu – International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to seek answers to questions on how equity of information literacy and learning outcomes have evolved with the ongoing advances in technologies in teaching and learning across schools. The authors' report on a five-year long bring your own device (BYOD) journey of one school, which was one of the earliest…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Technology Uses in Education, Ownership, Educational Technology
Whatman, Jenny – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2016
This paper draws on a 3-year evaluation of induction and mentoring in New Zealand early childhood education settings and schools conducted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) for the New Zealand Teachers Council (the Council), now called the Education Council of Aotearoa New Zealand. The study sought to establish the impact…
Descriptors: Mentors, Educational Change, Systems Approach, Early Childhood Education
Jesson, Rebecca; Meredith, Maria; Rosedale, Naomi – Teaching and Learning Research Initiative, 2015
School students increasingly use digital technologies at home to enhance learning and bridge the school-home divide. The porous learning project was designed to explore the factors that both enabled learning and created barriers to learning at home for students in a low socioeconomic community using the digital learning environment, which we refer…
Descriptors: Family Environment, Learning Processes, Information Technology, Barriers
Neill, Alex; Berg, Melanie; Stevens, Liesje – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
This report investigates the behaviour, attitudes and experiences of New Zealand secondary students with money and financial products. It also looks at financial literacy programmes in New Zealand secondary schools and explores barriers to the implementation of financial literacy teaching. The research was commissioned by the Commission for…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Money Management, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Reinsfield, Elizabeth – Teachers and Curriculum, 2014
Technology education, as mandated in the "New Zealand Curriculum" (Ministry of Education, 2007) provides an opportunity for schools and teachers to offer contextually relevant and innovative curriculum responses. Recent governmental initiatives appear to offer additional transitional pathways for "at risk" students but signpost…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Curriculum, Technology Education, Curriculum Evaluation
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Butler, Philippa; Weir, Kama – Kairaranga, 2013
The pervasiveness of academic ability grouping, or streaming, as a means of organising students into instructional groups in New Zealand schools remains a dominant discourse, despite international and New Zealand research that casts doubt on the benefits of this practice. This article documents teachers' views on the effects of an innovative form…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Ability Grouping, Grouping (Instructional Purposes)
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Archard, Nicole – International Journal of Leadership in Education, 2012
This paper reports on a qualitative study regarding the phenomenon of student leadership development as reported by staff members in girls' schools located in Australia and New Zealand. Electronic survey was used as the method of data collection, facilitating both closed and open-ended responses. Using staff responses, the understanding and type…
Descriptors: Females, Leadership Training, Foreign Countries, Student Leadership
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Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Peterson, Elizabeth; Irving, Earl; Widdowson, Deborah; Dixon, Robyn – Research in Education, 2010
Teachers' expectations of students have been extensively studied for forty years. However, students' self-expectations and the expectations of parents are less well understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the role of student, teacher and parent expectations in relation to student achievement from the perspective of each group. Focus…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Academic Achievement, Secondary School Students, Teacher Expectations of Students
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Pratt, Keryn – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2009
Nine New Zealand secondary schools participated in the OtagoNet project, using videoconferencing technologies to deliver courses to multiple sites. This paper reports findings from a study conducted between 2001 and 2004 to evaluate the effectiveness of OtagoNet. It was found that videoconferencing technology had a significant impact on pedagogy…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Teaching Styles, Distance Education, Interaction
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Kennedy, Kerry J.; Fok, Ping Kwan; Chan, Jacqueline Kin Sang; Yu, Wai Ming – Assessment in Education: Principles, Policy & Practice, 2009
Hong Kong is seeking to increase the use of "assessment for learning" rather than rely on "assessment of learning" through summative examinations. Nearly 300 teachers from 14 primary and secondary schools answered a Chinese translation of the Teachers' Conceptions of Assessment inventory and a new Practices of Assessment…
Descriptors: School Culture, Structural Equation Models, Student Improvement, Educational Change
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Openshaw, Roger – Education Research and Perspectives, 2007
Throughout Australasia, indigenous educational issues remain a subject of considerable debate. In New Zealand, Maori underachievement in education has long been a matter of widespread concern. Currently the most highly visible professional development programme now operating in New Zealand mainstream secondary schools, Te Kotahitanga claims to…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Ethnic Groups