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Haggerty, Maggie; Loveridge, Judith – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
Recent education policy analysis has revealed the standardisation of education systems and an intensified focus on learners and learning to meet the requirements of the global economy and neo-liberalism. In this paper we analyse the way that early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand has become increasingly entangled with school sector…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Lifelong Learning, Early Childhood Education
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Shannon, William; Doidge, Mathew; Holland, Martin – European Journal of Higher Education, 2019
In this paper we examine the normative and strategic impact of the Bologna Process on the New Zealand University system. We argue that, from a normative perspective, Bologna has not resulted in substantive change. Nevertheless, a specific, if low-level, normative response has been evident, driven by perceived market incentives and the market-based…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Cooperation, International Cooperation, Competition
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Sandretto, Susan; Nairn, Karen – Gender and Education, 2019
Educationalists lament the resilience of the so-called 'boy crisis', despite research that demonstrates only some boys are in crisis, as well as some girls. The boy crisis in New Zealand shows no sign of abating, partly due to popular rhetorical literature in the form of parenting advice books. In particular, authors Celia Lashlie and Nigel Latta…
Descriptors: Parent Education, Parent Child Relationship, Child Rearing, Males
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Clift, Renée T.; Liaupsin, Carl – Studying Teacher Education, 2019
A review of current self-study research related to teacher education policy in the United States indicates that at local, university, and state levels teacher educators are affected emotionally and professionally by policy and, in most cases, feel that policy is something done "to" teacher educators as opposed to something to which they…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Teacher Education, Special Education Teachers
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Wilson, Margaret – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
The article analyses the impact of the neoliberal policy framework and managerialism on critical legal education in the context of Waikato Law Faculty, University of Waikato, Aotearoa New Zealand. The delivery of critical legal education challenges the ideology and implementation of current tertiary education policy and training because it is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Legal Education (Professions), Law Schools, Neoliberalism
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Benade, Leon – New Zealand Journal of Educational Studies, 2019
The idea that the New Zealand education system will cater to all students, regardless of ability, and support them in developing their full potential to the best of their abilities, is enshrined in the famous 1939 Beeby/Fraser statement. Equality of access policy discourse has shifted to emphasise equitable outcomes, focussed increasingly on…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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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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Cherrington, Sue; Dalli, Carmen – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2019
For more than 20 years, the New Zealand early childhood (EC) sector has had guidance about how to deal with situations of ethical difficulty in daily practice through the ECE Code of Ethics. This paper reports on three surveys undertaken at 10-year intervals that sought to understand EC educators' experiences of such situations, and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Ethics
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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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Bourke, Roseanna; O'Neill, John; Loveridge, Judith – Australian Educational Researcher, 2018
Classroom assessment practices are greatly influenced by national and local policies on assessment. Typically, these include accountability requirements for schools to evidence and report their students' learning in the form of specific learning outcomes, calibrated against national benchmark standards of achievement and progression. An…
Descriptors: Accountability, Informal Education, Benchmarking, Student Evaluation
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Sexton, Steven S. – London Review of Education, 2018
This paper reports on an ongoing professional learning and development (PLD) initiative in New Zealand. The Academy is designed to provide primary and intermediate classroom teachers with the knowledge, materials and support needed for effective delivery of "The New Zealand Curriculum's" science subject area. Specifically, this paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
Agasisti, Tommaso; Avvisati, Francesco; Borgonovi, Francesca; Longobardi, Sergio – OECD Publishing, 2018
Resilience refers to the capacity of individuals to prosper despite encountering adverse circumstances. This paper defines academic resilience as the ability of 15-year-old students from disadvantaged backgrounds to perform at a certain level in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) in reading, mathematics and science that…
Descriptors: Educationally Disadvantaged, Resilience (Psychology), Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement
Boeskens, Luka; Liebowitz, David; Lima, Gonçalo; Radinger, Thomas – OECD Publishing, 2018
This report on "Responsive School Systems" constitutes the second of three thematic comparative reports bringing together findings from the OECD's School Resources Review. Evolving educational objectives, changing student needs and demographic developments require school systems to be highly responsive to new patterns of demand and adapt…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Governance, Networks, Rural Schools
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Gibbons, Andrew; Tesar, Marek; Steiner, Sarah; Chan, Samantha – Open Review of Educational Research, 2018
This paper reports on the importance of the stories and perspectives of early childhood education Associate Teachers (ATs) at a time when there is considerable flux being experienced in the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood sector, due in particular to the ongoing impact of changes in government funding policy, ongoing debates about pathways…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Practicums, Partnerships in Education
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Sullivan, Kevin; McConney, Andrew; Perry, Laura B. – SAGE Open, 2018
This study compares rural educational disadvantage across Australia, Canada, and New Zealand using data from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Across the three countries, student reading literacy and school learning environments are less positive in rural communities…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Outcomes of Education, Educationally Disadvantaged, Cross Cultural Studies
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