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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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Conway, Clare; Richards, Heather – Language Learning Journal, 2018
Reflection as a tool for the development of an intercultural dimension in language learning is mentioned to varying degrees in curriculum documents, guidelines and the literature. While there is a call for teachers to encourage language learners to engage in reflection for the development of intercultural competence (IC), studies show it can be…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Language Teachers
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Smith, Jill – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
The greatest numbers of young people in New Zealand are from Pasifika peoples' ethnic groups. In contrast, art teachers in secondary schools are predominantly European. Research conducted in 2015, which investigated how art teachers are responding to the increasing diversity of students, uncovered important insights. This article provides…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Groups, Pacific Islanders, Art Teachers
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Kennedy, I.; Smith, P.; Sexton, S. S. – Science Education International, 2015
This paper reports on a study investigating the effectiveness of a new professional learning development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand, The Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy (The Academy). The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate (students aged 5 to 13) classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Science Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2015
This report explores teachers' practice and thinking about one of the eight principles in the New Zealand Curriculum, learning to learn. It draws on data from teachers' responses to the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. The author discusses the meaning and potential of the phrase…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys
Wylie, Cathy; Bonne, Linda – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
This report presents the main findings from the NZCER national survey of primary and intermediate schools, conducted in July and August 2013. It reports on the views of principals, teachers, boards of trustees and parents. It covers many aspects of school experience, including school resources, school interactions with government agencies, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, School Surveys, Elementary Schools
New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2014
The New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) primary and intermediate schools national survey was carried out in July-August 2013. NZCER questioned principals, teachers and trustees at a representative sample of schools, and sought the views of a random sample of 1 in 4 parents in 36 of these schools. In all, the survey gathered data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, School Surveys, Elementary Schools
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Fox-Turnbull, Wendy; O'Sullivan, Gary – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2013
This article reports on the up-date and development of an on-line resource to support of teachers' conceptual understandings and pedagogical practice in New Zealand. Techlink is a website dedicated to supporting technology teachers, students and those with an interest in technology education. This research documents part of a Ministry of Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Technology Education, Educational Change
Wylie, Cathy – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2013
This report contains the main findings from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 national survey of secondary schools. The survey draws on responses from more than half the country's secondary school principals and from hundreds of teachers, parents and members of boards of trustees, and was carried out in July and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys
Hipkins, Rosemary – New Zealand Council for Educational Research, 2013
This report documents views and experiences of the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research's (NZCER's) 2012 National Survey of Secondary Schools. Responses from teachers (1,266) and principals (177) predominate, but the report also reflects the responses from parents (1,477) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Secondary Schools, School Surveys
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Hunter, Philippa – Teachers and Curriculum, 2011
This paper focuses on history in the New Zealand curriculum in light of its seemingly confused curriculum identity despite revision processes of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC; New Zealand Ministry of Education, 2007). Some thinking about curriculum as a socially constructed political process that teachers can actively engage with sets the scene…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy