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Bruce, Judy; North, Chris; FitzPatrick, Jessica – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2019
Global citizenship (GC) is becoming increasingly significant as a desirable graduate attribute in the context of increasing globalisation and cultural diversity. However, both the means and ends of GC education are influenced by a divergent range of conceptualizations. The aim of this research project was to investigate preservice teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Citizenship Education, Global Approach, Cultural Pluralism
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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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Hynds, Anne S.; Hindle, Rawiri; Savage, Catherine; Meyer, Luanna H.; Penetito, Wally; Sleeter, Christine – Teacher Educator, 2016
There is a dearth of empirical evidence that examines the impact of teacher professional development for culturally responsive pedagogies, particularly on Indigenous student achievement and teacher practices. Te Kotahitanga was a large-scale professional development initiative for culturally responsive practices for secondary teachers in New…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Culturally Relevant Education, Secondary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness
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Neely, Eva; Walton, Mat; Stephens, Christine – Health Education, 2015
Purpose: School connectedness is a well-established protective factor for young people's physical, mental, and social health. The purpose of this paper is to explore the promotion of school connectedness through the practice of shared lunches within a secondary school context in New Zealand. Design/methodology/approach: An ethnographic methodology…
Descriptors: Student School Relationship, Secondary School Students, Interviews, Secondary School Teachers
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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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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Wood, Bronwyn E. – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2014
A priority toward creating "active" citizens has been a feature of curricula reforms in many income-rich nations in recent years. However, the normative, one-size-fits-all conceptions of citizenship often presented within such curricula obscure the significant differences in how some young people experience and express citizenship. This…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethnic Diversity, Social Studies, Teacher Attitudes
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
Darragh, Lisa – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2014
When students begin secondary school they must learn what it means to be a learner of mathematics in this new context. Certain actions are more valued than others and these can be considered "scripts" for successful learning. Students may call upon these scripts when enacting their mathematics learner identity. Sixty-four interviews with…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Mathematics Education, Professional Identity, Interviews
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Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Rubie-Davies, Christine M.; Elley-Brown, Margaret J.; Widdowson, Deborah A.; Dixon, Robyn S.; Irving, Earl S. – Research in Education, 2011
This research investigates who students, parents and teachers believe is responsible for student learning. Thirteen focus groups were conducted with Year 9 and 10 students, and parents and teachers from three diverse New Zealand secondary schools. Differences were found with respect to whom the three stakeholders thought were responsible for…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Failure, Parent Responsibility, Student Responsibility
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Haigh, Mavis; Dixon, Helen – Journal of In-service Education, 2007
Sponsored by the New Zealand Ministry of Education, the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative has sought to develop teachers' research capability and to build knowledge about teaching and learning with the intention of improving outcomes for learners. Fortunate to receive a two-year grant, our research collaboration investigated secondary…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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O'Neill, Helen Josephine – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2006
Fifty years ago poetry was a key element in the English programme in most secondary schools in New Zealand. Today many teachers avoid teaching poetry for several reasons, one of these being the nature of the assessment of the subject, English, by the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) set up by the New Zealand Qualifications…
Descriptors: Poetry, National Competency Tests, Language Tests, English Curriculum