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Boshier, Roger – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Describes Back Shed, a group of New Zealand heritage conservationists who center their work in lifelong learning. Situates their activities in the context of the learning city, a community development concept that mobilizes learning resources across many sectors. Discusses heritage conservation as a process of meaning making. (Contains 29…
Descriptors: Community Education, Cultural Background, Cultural Maintenance, Foreign Countries
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Rutherford, Justine; Sila'ila'i, Emilie; Webber, Melanie – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Three New Zealand teacher educators of Samoan, Maori, and Caucasian descent reflect on equitable practice and the historical, social, and political factors that shape it. Themes of ethnic self-concept, cultural conflicts, and biculturalism/multiculturalism are addressed. (Contains 36 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Practices, Equal Education
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Benseman, John; Russ, Linda – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2003
Responses from 29 of 86 New Zealand universities and polytechnics surveyed portrayed the state of bridging or access courses. The majority are over 10 years old; they vary greatly in terminology, content, length, and clientele. They are making a significant contribution to the participation of underrepresented groups, such as the Maori in higher…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Foreign Countries, Participation
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Boyd, Vivienne; Cates, Julie; Hellyer, Jan; Leverton, Marianne; Robinson, Helen; Tobias, Robert – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Case studies of six adult literacy students revealed factors that had influenced them to stop and restart formal education: family conditions, traumatic events, initial schooling experiences, social networks, personal motivations, and informal learning experiences. The influence of contextual factors on literacy learning and characteristics of…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Students, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries
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Boshier, Roger – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Human and social capital discourses attempt to explain New Zealand's brain drain. Solutions related to each discourse involve offering incentives for returning or creating links so that expatriates can contribute to their homeland from abroad. Establishing such "diaspora networks" might be the role of adult education. (Contains 43…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Brain Drain, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Davey, Judith – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Interviews with 28 New Zealand adults aged 42-82 who had left school with less than 4 years of secondary education identified contextual (social and familial) factors that did not encourage further education. Return to education was influenced by changed work and family contexts. Gender-based expectations hindered women's choices. Educational…
Descriptors: Adults, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Benseman, John – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Gives an overview of New Zealand politics as background for the development of the Kotare Research and Educational Centre, which features radical, participatory adult education. Suggests that radical programs can help push boundaries, enabling social change in the mainstream. (SK)
Descriptors: Activism, Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Participation
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McNae, Denny – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2002
Interviews with chief executive officers of three New Zealand polytechnics elicited themes regarding polytechnics' role in a "postmarket" environment: (1) collaboration is possible amidst fierce competition; (2) change is slow, externally driven, and complex; and (3) the polytechnic sector is in disarray. (Contains 27 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Administration, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
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Starks, Donna; Lewis, Marilyn – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
In a survey of 33 university lecturers and 33 students in a writing course, over one-third of lecturers rated students' writing as poor. Although most indicated that they graded entirely for content not quality, their feedback was heavily weighted toward writing mechanics. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Adult Students, Feedback, Foreign Countries
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Zepke, Nick – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
In the last decade, consensus around equality and efficiency in New Zealand adult education shifted to a focus on autonomy and accountability, economic rationalism, and vocational skills. Adult educators seeking change should emphasize participative democracy, connectedness, and valuing and advancing groups with diverse identities and interests.…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Efficiency, Equal Education
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Leach, Linda; Neutze, Guyon; Zepke, Nick – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
Explores the economic and political contexts of assessment in New Zealand adult education. Discusses assessment in relation to power, objectivity, reliability, and validity, suggesting that accountability prevails over autonomy. Advocates a context-dependent learner-teacher partnership for assessment in adult education. (Contains 54 references.)…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, Economic Development, Educational Assessment
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Viskovic, Alison – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2001
Reviews curricular approaches available to postsecondary teachers in New Zealand within a climate of accountability and autonomy. Concludes that the extent of institutional and personal autonomy varies among institutions and teachers and recommends more professional development. (Contains 41 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Accountability, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Institutional Autonomy
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Arlidge, Jane – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Outlines the origins of constructivism and its two perspectives: radical and social. Describes the roles of teachers and learners in constructivist learning environments. Explores constructivism's relationship to theory and practice in the context of the New Right political environment in New Zealand. Contains 41 references. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Constructivism (Learning), Educational Environment, Foreign Countries
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Malthus, Caroline; Gunn-Lewis, Jane – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 2000
Focus groups with 30 adult international students studying in New Zealand identified teaching practices they found helpful and ways their perspectives changed over a year. In the acculturation period, students needed detailed assistance. A supportive learning environment that welcomed difference was a key factor. (SK)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Students, Educational Environment, Foreign Students
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Yielder, Jill – New Zealand Journal of Adult Learning, 1998
Interviews with 10 new and 16 senior medical radiation technologists highlighted discrepancies between technical competence as measured by licensing boards and professionalism. Continuing professional education, especially at the beginning of the career, is needed to develop professional expertise and lifelong learning habits. (SK)
Descriptors: Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries
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