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Imms, Wesley; Mahat, Marian; Byers, Terry; Murphy, Dan – Online Submission, 2017
This report provides results of a survey disseminated to over 6000 school principals in Australia and New Zealand (NZ). Participants were invited to provide their perceptions of (1) the types of learning spaces in their schools; (2) the types of teaching approaches observed in those spaces; (3) the degree to which teachers in those spaces utilised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Innovation, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
Tupan-Wenno, Mary; Camilleri, Anthony Fisher; Fröhlich, Melanie; King, Sadie – Online Submission, 2016
Despite all intentions in the course of the Bologna Process and decades of investment into improving the social dimension, results in many national and international studies show that inequity remains stubbornly persistent, and that inequity based on socio-economic status, parental education, gender, country-of-origin, rural background and more…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Tobias, Robert Michael – Online Submission, 2016
This monograph aims to provide a brief but critical history of adult and community education in Aotearoa over the past fifty years. It draws on primary and secondary sources as well as a substantial body of previous research much of which has yet to be published. The focus of this work is on changing policy environments and their impact on adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, Community Education
Fedorov, Alexander; Livitskaya, Anastasia – Online Submission, 2015
The article analyzes the results of the international survey "Synthesis of Media Literacy Education and Media Criticism in the Modern World," conducted by the authors in May-July 2014. 64 media educators, media critics, and researchers in the field of media education and media culture participated in the survey, representing 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Media Literacy, Journalism Education, Criticism
Sexton, Steven – Online Submission, 2015
This self-study investigated how one teacher educator influenced his final-year pre-service teachers perceived primary science classroom learning environment. The study utilized the Nature of Science as Argumentative Questionnaire (NSAAQ) and regularly scheduled focus group interviews. These tools investigated how the learning environment the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Elementary School Science, Science Instruction, Teacher Educators
Alawdat, Maha – Online Submission, 2013
This study examines the use of e-portfolios for ESL (English as a second language) learners. The data were collected by reviewing 11 empirical studies from 2010-2012 in order to synthesize meaningful information about e-portfolios for ESL/EFL (English as a foreign language) acquisition. The studies were coded into two main categories: learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Portfolios (Background Materials), English (Second Language), English Language Learners
Doherty, Iain – Online Submission, 2011
Continuing professional development for teaching is important for institutional renewal, teacher development and student learning improvement. However, our longitudinal research into provision of continuing professional development has shown that the majority of educators who attend professional development workshops do not put what they have…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Teaching Methods, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Amituanai-Toloa, Meaola; McNaughton, Stuart; Kuin Lai, Mei – Online Submission, 2009
This paper examines language development of Samoan students in bilingual contexts in Aotearoa, New Zealand. In the absence of valid and standardized assessments tools in Samoan, one was designed to test reading comprehension and oral language development for Samoan students using common narratives as a base. For reading comprehension, the tool…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Bilingual Students, Bilingual Education
Swindell, Rick; Vassella, Ken; Morgan, Lee; Sayer, Tony – Online Submission, 2009
The self-help University of the Third Age (U3A) is an adult education approach for older people in which all the teaching and administration is carried out by unpaid volunteers. The purpose of this study was to reveal some of the successful ageing characteristics of the 205 independent U3As in Australia and the 60 independent U3As in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, Adult Education, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries
Manalo, Emmanuel; Uesaka, Yuri – Online Submission, 2006
It is generally considered that diagram use aids efficacy of math word problem solving. While understanding diagrams is considered important in both New Zealand and Japanese secondary schools, there is an additional emphasis in New Zealand schools for students to appreciate their use as tools for problem solving and communication. This study…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Word Problems (Mathematics), Secondary School Students
Benseman, John; Sutton, Alison; Lander, Josie – Online Submission, 2005
This comprehensive review of the international research literature looks at the research evidence on the effective teaching of literacy, numeracy and second language skills to adults. It contains an extensive discussion of the literature and full references. The purpose of this literature review is to provide a critical evaluation of the available…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Adult Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy
Benseman, John; Lander, Josie; Sutton, Alison – Online Submission, 2005
With increasing interest in improving the quality of adult literacy, numeracy and language provision, there has been growing interest in gaining an overview of what teachers actually do with their learners. This study looked at how 15 teachers taught over an average of 167 minutes in a cross-section of New Zealand classrooms. The report details…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Skills, Numeracy, Language Teachers
Walker, John – Online Submission, 2003
The TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) sector in New Zealand is rapidly developing into a major educational service industry. Despite their growing national importance, little is known about the performance of the English language centres (ELCs) that constitute the industry. This study investigated levels of client…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Surveys, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
Palmer, W. P. – Online Submission, 1996
The concept of physical and chemical change is far from being the clearest and most self-explanatory concept in the world. If a number of chemists are asked to define physical and chemical change, there may well appear to be a fair degree of uniformity in their answers, until a few examples are suggested. When chemists are asked to place a variety…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Scientific Concepts, Knowledge Level, Textbooks