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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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Sandretto, Susan; Tilson, Jane – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
Literacy policy and pedagogy in Aotearoa New Zealand have a strong discursive heritage of traditional literacies, which emphasise code breaking and meaning making with linguistic codes and conventions over other possible modes of communication. In a rapidly evolving landscape where changes in communication technologies give birth to new literacies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Educational Research, Educational Practices
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
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Carlyon, Tracey – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Teacher transition between year levels is common practice in many primary schools in New Zealand; however, it is not always perceived as an opportunity for teachers' continuing professional development (CPD). This article reports on a case study that explored four primary school teachers' experiences of transition between year levels. The teachers…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Elementary School Teachers, School Culture, Teaching Experience
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
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Owen, Hazel – Journal of Educators Online, 2014
The range of affordances that a virtual environment offers can provide opportunities for more formal Professional Learning and Development (PLD) that has flexibility of choice, time and approach for educators. It was this potential that inspired the design of the Virtual Professional Learning and Development (VPLD) program that was instigated in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Online Courses, Faculty Development, Virtual Classrooms
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Brown, Gavin T. L.; Harris, Lois R.; Harnett, Jennifer – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2012
Teachers' understandings of feedback probably influence the type and quality of feedback that they provide. The beliefs of 518 New Zealand practicing teachers about feedback were evaluated with the "Teachers' Conceptions of Feedback" (TCoF) inventory and related to practices these teachers considered to be feedback. Nine feedback factors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Values, Feedback (Response), Beliefs