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Ladbrook, Judine; Prober, Elizabeth – Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 2011
International studies and theorists have posited that digital technologies play an important role in students' lives and that students display a broad range of literacy skills when using them. The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) states that students should be literate, critical thinkers who actively seek, use and create knowledge. This paper reports…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Computer Uses in Education, Critical Thinking, Foreign Countries
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Cowie, Bronwen; Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann – Teacher Development, 2011
The Laptops for Teachers scheme in New Zealand provides teachers whose schools opt into the scheme access to a laptop for their exclusive use. This paper reports on the findings of the three-year evaluation of the impact of the laptops on secondary teachers' work. The findings indicate that school leadership has been pivotal to the provision of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Teacher Attitudes, Educational Practices
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Hynds, Anne; Sleeter, Christine; Hindle, Rawiri; Savage, Catherine; Penetito, Wally; Meyer, Luanna H. – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This article presents a case study of a unique New Zealand professional development programme, Te Kotahitanga, for mainstream secondary school teachers. Findings discussed are drawn from an independent evaluation of the programme across 22 secondary schools. The professional development approach attempted to reposition the relationship between…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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Gillespie, Lorna B. – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2011
This paper focuses on the significance of curriculum value orientations for curriculum implementation and, therefore, for teacher education. The paper draws on data arising from research undertaken with six Health and Physical Education teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand to explore issues pertinent to Physical Education teacher education (PETE).…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Values, Curriculum
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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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Anthony, Glenda; Haigh, Mavis; Kane, Ruth – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2011
In this paper we explore newly qualified New Zealand secondary teachers' varied accounts of induction. We claim that multiple interpretations of objectives for induction programs are a significant source of this variation. With reference to an activity system framework, we identify four primary "objects" of induction that were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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Dixon, Helen; Haigh, Mavis – Teacher Development, 2009
Informed by an amalgam of notions drawn from constructivist, socio-cultural, metacognitive and self-regulation theory, the discourse created to describe assessment to enhance learning has gone through a number of iterations or discursive shifts. As a result, the current discourse is both ambitious and complex with the roles and responsibilities…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Constructivism (Learning), Self Efficacy, Formative Evaluation
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Kim, Sun Hee Ok; Elder, Catherine – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2008
This paper investigates the code-switching behaviour of two native speaker teachers teaching their mother tongue--French and Korean, respectively--to predominantly English monolingual students in New Zealand secondary schools. A close analysis of these teachers' classroom discourse and their perceptions about classroom language use reveals a range…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Language Usage, Native Speakers, Code Switching (Language)
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Pratt, Keryn – Computers in the Schools, 2008
A key question for educational researchers is whether information and communication technology (ICT) use enhances teaching and learning. In this paper, the authors report findings from a three-year study (2001-2004) investigating teaching and learning effects of ICT use in 26 secondary schools in New Zealand as perceived by teachers. The most…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers
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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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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
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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
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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
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Jones, Alister; Harlow, Ann; Cowie, Bronwen – International Journal of Technology and Design Education, 2004
This paper describes the results of a national study to investigate teachers' experiences in the implementation of the technology curriculum in New Zealand schools from years 1-13. This investigation of the implementation of the technology curriculum is part of a larger study being undertaken nationally in all curriculum areas (National Schools…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Technology Education
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