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Thomson, Kathleen Sonia – ProQuest LLC, 2016
This dissertation entitled "Educational choice and educational space" aims to explore the confluence of constructed space and geographic space using a supply-side context for New Zealand's public school system of quasi-open enrollment. In Part I, New Zealand's state and state-integrated school system across four urban areas is analyzed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Choice, Public Schools, Urban Areas
Bradley, Deirdre Elyse – ProQuest LLC, 2015
A reasoned action approach (RAA) was used to assess the importance of psychological factors (attitude, perceived norm, and perceived behavioral control) in forming a woman's intention to use mobile technology, specifically mobile business applications. This study also examined whether the significance of these factors varied across cultures. An…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Psychological Patterns, Females, Attitudes
Diaconu, Dana V. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
There is a broad interest in narrowing achievement gaps among all groups of students and improving education by scientifically sound methods. On October 25, 2006, the United States Department of Education published new regulations allowing single-sex education in public schools whenever schools think it will improve student achievement. Thus far,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Gap, Public Schools, Effect Size
Deasy, Michael Joseph – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Concern over worldwide literacy rates prompted the United Nations to establish the UN Literacy Decade (2003-2012) with one area of focus being to provide support to schools to develop effective literacy programs (UNESCO, 2005). This study addressed the area of providing support to schools to develop effective literacy programs by exploring the…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Predictor Variables
Kreide, Anita Therese – ProQuest LLC, 2011
This longitudinal quantitative study compared literacy achievement of students from second through sixth grade based on two organizational systems: graded (traditional) and nongraded (multiage) classrooms. The California Standards Test (CST) scaled and proficiency scores for English-Language Arts (ELA) were used as the study's independent variable…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, Educational Practices, Effect Size
Powell, Allison – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There is a shift occurring in education systems around the world, which could change the face of education as we have known it through blended and online learning. E-Learning offers opportunities and possibilities that were unknown to educators over a decade ago. Countries, states, and school districts are implementing online and blended learning…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Secondary Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
Villegas, Malia Maya – ProQuest LLC, 2010
With this thesis, I present a case study of the effort to graduate 500 "Maori" doctorates in five years in New Zealand in order to advance our understanding of a successful Indigenous higher education initiative. By paying careful attention to contextual factors, I describe the theoretical and practical significance of this effort and…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Higher Education, Participant Observation, Alaska Natives
Zhou, Fan – ProQuest LLC, 2009
One result of accelerating globalization is the competition for human capital. On one hand, nations are investing more and more in their educational systems to create their own human resources; on the other hand, these nations are struggling to effectively and efficiently utilize their existing human capital. Additionally, there is a massive wave…
Descriptors: Language Dominance, Human Capital, Global Approach, Purchasing
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McKenzie, David – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
This issue is devoted to the publication of a doctoral thesis by Dr. David McKenzie, one of New Zealand's leading educational historians. The research in this essay was completed over 30 years ago. Inevitably, the standpoint from which it was written has altered with the passage of time. No one then, for example, could have predicted the strength…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Boards of Education, Educational History, Educational Policy
Priest, Simon – 1987
Information related to selecting, training, and certifying outdoor leaders for high adventure pursuits, is provided by selected experts from five English-speaking nations (Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States). Patterns of differences and similarities among these nations regarding outdoor leadership components and…
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Certification, Credentials, Decision Making Skills
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Kraushaar, Kevin W. – 1992
Increased constraints on access to alcohol resulted from the closure of the sole hotels in two "experimental" towns. This afforded a natural experiment to study the effects of the change in availability of alcohol on consumption. Dependent measures were derived from public records of liquor sales by all licensed premises, and from…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Behavior Change, Crime, Crime Prevention