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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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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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East, Martin – Language Learning Journal, 2014
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is an innovative learner-centred and experiential approach to modern foreign language (MFL) teaching and learning that is not without controversy in the secondary MFL classroom. This article considers one secondary-level initial teacher education programme in New Zealand in which, following school curriculum…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Secondary School Teachers
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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
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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Alison, Judie – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2006
This article draws on research among very experienced secondary teachers in New Zealand to show that a prolonged period of neo-liberal education policies can have a lasting effect on teachers' memories of their own radical past. Despite the existence in the 1970s and 1980s of an emerging consensus among secondary teachers that the traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Education