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Sotardi, Valerie A.; Thompson, Elyse; Brogt, Erik – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
In late 2017, the New Zealand Government introduced a finance policy in which citizens without prior tertiary experience could be eligible for 1 year of tertiary education without fees. The current study was conducted to examine new entrant students' self-reported influence of the Fees-Free Policy on their decision to enrol in university and…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Fees, Higher Education, Academic Persistence
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Stoner, Lee; Tarrant, Michael A.; Perry, Lane; Gleason, Mikell; Wadsworth, Daniel; Page, Rachel – Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 2019
A collaborative study abroad program (between one New Zealand and one U.S. university) on the theme of global health has been offered three times in Australia with 59 students registered to date. The course was developed because it is believed that higher education can play a role in improving global health through the fostering of global…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, International Cooperation, Public Health, Educational Cooperation
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Manning, Suzanne – History of Education, 2018
In the course of a study on the impacts of changing early childhood policy in Aotearoa New Zealand since 1989, the illustrations accompanying three major government reports and policies stood out as encapsulating the changes in underlying discourses. This enabled the illustrations from these three policy reports to be used for a historical…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Policy, Human Capital, Teaching Methods
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Scarf, Damian; Kafka, Sarah; Hayhurst, Jill; Jang, Kyungho; Boyes, Mike; Thomson, Ruth; Hunter, John A. – Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, 2018
A number of recent studies have revealed that taking part in a sail-training-based Adventure Education Programme elevates youths' self-esteem. Across two studies, we sought to examine the extent to which youths' sense of belonging contributed to this increase in self-esteem. Study 1 revealed that participants who completed the voyage showed an…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Self Esteem, Adventure Education, Self Efficacy
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Ruffman, Ted; Puri, Aastha; Galloway, Olivia; Su, Japher; Taumoepeau, Mele – Developmental Psychology, 2018
In 2 cross-lagged, longitudinal studies we contrasted parental talk about want in a single context versus multiple contexts. Study 1 examined thirty-two 2 year olds, with mothers describing pictures to children. Mothers could use want in zero, one, or multiple contexts. Children whose mothers used want in multiple contexts experienced a…
Descriptors: Theory of Mind, Longitudinal Studies, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Parents
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Lai, Kwok-Wing; Smith, Lee – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2018
In 2014, we investigated how socio-demographic factors such as gender, teaching disciplines, teaching experience and academic seniority were related to the perception and use of digital mobile technologies in learning and teaching of a group of university teachers from one research-intensive university in New Zealand. Three hundred and eight…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Handheld Devices
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Scott, Terry F.; Schumayer, Dániel – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2018
The Force Concept Inventory was designed to poll the Newtonian conception of force. While there are many in-depth studies analyzing response data that look at the structure of the correct answers, we believe that the incorrect answers also carry revealing information about the students' worldview. The inventory was originally designed so that the…
Descriptors: Physics, Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, World Views
Kakarmath, Sujay; Denis, Vanessa; Encinas-Martin, Marta; Borgonovi, Francesca; Subramanian, S. V. – OECD Publishing, 2018
We assess the relationship between general literacy skills and health status by analysing data from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an international survey of about 250,000 adults aged 16-65 years conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) from 2011-15 in 33…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Literacy, Health, International Assessment
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Kennerley, Stephanie; Jaquiery, Ben; Hatch, Burt; Healey, Matthew; Wheeler, Benjamin J.; Healey, Dione – Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 2018
An attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis requires symptoms to be present across two or more settings, thus requiring information from multiple informants. Research consistently shows low to moderate agreement between parents and teachers; however, the mechanisms underlying these discrepancies remain unclear. This study examined…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Rating Scales, Correlation, Foreign Countries
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Sinclair, Jeanne; Lau, Clarissa – Language and Education, 2018
It is common practice for K-12 schools to assess multilingual students' language proficiency to determine language support program placement. Because such programs can provide essential scaffolding, the policies guiding these assessments merit careful consideration. It is well accepted that quality assessments must be valid (representative of the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement
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Eames, Chris; Barker, Miles; Scarff, Carol – Journal of Environmental Education, 2018
This study focuses on the negotiation of environmental identity by 10 New Zealand students as they progressed from late primary school to junior secondary school. Interviews with these students and their parents focused on six theoretical perspective prominent in environmental education: significant life experiences, transformative learning,…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Transformative Learning, Literacy
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Peterson, Elizabeth R.; Dando, Emma; D'Souza, Stephanie; Waldie, Karen E.; Carr, Angela E.; Mohal, Jatender; Morton, Susan M. B. – Early Education and Development, 2018
The 'terrible twos' are often associated with increased temper tantrums, noncompliance and aggression. Although some expression of these behaviors is normal, whether early individual factors can predict which children are most at risk of frequent or prolonged emotional and behavioral problems is of increasing interest. The current study of 6,067…
Descriptors: Infants, Personality Traits, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior
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McLeod, Geraldine F. H.; Horwood, L. John; Boden, Joseph M.; Fergusson, David M. – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2018
This paper examines the associations between attendance at early childhood education (ECE) and longer-term academic attainment and socioeconomic wellbeing in a New Zealand birth cohort studied to age 30. Nearly 95% of the cohort had attended ECE by age 5. After adjustment for family background and child characteristics, results showed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Well Being, Socioeconomic Status
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Hodis, Flaviu A. – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
This article aims to enhance understanding of the nomological network of expectancy of success beliefs related to mathematics. To this end, the paper uses the expectancy-value, regulatory focus, and regulatory mode theoretical frameworks and investigates 3 key classes of motivation predictors: (a) General motivation predispositions that center on…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Achievement, Expectation, Foreign Countries
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Cobb, Donella J.; Harlow, Ann; Clark, Linda – Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 2018
This paper brings a unique, longitudinal perspective to the field of teacher identity by extending on Lave and Wenger's notion of legitimate peripheral participation to theorise the relationship between teacher identity and agency in multiple and temporal practicum contexts. This study examined eight pre-service teachers in three teaching…
Descriptors: Correlation, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers
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